The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA), has expressed concern about the increasing cases of Covid-19, putting in place strict regulations as residents celebrate the Yuletide.
The FCTA Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Abubakar Tafida, in an issued statement yesterday in Abuja, said the FCTA had observed with dismay the attitude of residents towards adopting simple measures that offer protection against being infected by the Covid-19.
He stated that, “The FCTA’s deployment of more resources – health workers, funds and materials to control the disease, can only be successful if the residents of the FCT play their part, especially during this festive period that has increased social interactions and travel.
“Therefore, all residents of the FCT are being called upon to take action to protect themselves and their loved ones against this pandemic. As such it is critical that scientifically proven actions that prevent the Covid-19 disease must become our habit.
He further added that, “Consequently, during the Christmas and New year celebration period, the residents of the FCT are urged to practice the following measures as advised by the Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19, which will be enforced by FCTA;
“Any gathering in excess of 50 people must be done in open spaces. Street parties are discouraged. All night clubs and related activities are banned during this period. Indoor religious congregation should be limited to 50% capacity with full compliance to public health social measures such as physical distancing (2 metres apart) and use of face masks, etc”.
Unfortunately, all Covid-19 deaths in December 2021 have occurred in unvaccinated persons.