The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has called on Nigerians not to travel for Christmas and New Year festivals because of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and PTF chairman, made the plea at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
He said it was necessary Nigerians shun traveling for Christmas and New Year celebrations in order to reduce transmission risks of the dreaded virus.
He said, “Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved.
“The transmission rate has simply become astronomical.”