FG asks Nigerians to comply with COVID-19 health guidelines as holiday season beckons

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The federal government has asked Nigerians to comply with COVID-19 health guidelines as the holiday season beckons.

The call was part of the National Economic Council resolution after a meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Nigeria, in recent weeks, has witnessed a surge in new infections of the deadly coronavirus.

On Wednesday, the country recorded its highest daily number of infections.

According to the NEC, which is populated with all 36 state governors, the current trends are now approaching or surpassing the levels reached during the lockdown imposed at the height of the epidemic earlier in the year. The Council said the increase has been exacerbated by people’s non-compliance with laid down health guidelines such as the wearing of masks, social distancing, and hand washing.