President Buhari Flouts COVID-19 Regulations (Photos)
Only a couple days after the Nigeria Center for Disease Control affirmed an instance of Delta COVID-19 variation in Nigeria, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday evening eliminated his defensive cover in broad daylight, in this manner mocking the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations (2021) he endorsed in January.
The President had on Tuesday evening went to a supper with individuals from the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Center, Abuja.
Photographs of the occasion posted by the Personal Assistant to President on Broadcast Media, Buhari Sallau, showed that the President showed up at the occasion with his cover on however later eliminated it inside the meeting lobby.
Additionally, photographs of the occasion showed the President (without a veil on) collaborating with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who all had their covers firmly fitted.
Tuesday evening was not the first time the President removed his mask in public; he had removed his mask in January 2021 at a public event in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State.
The Peoples Democratic Party and many Nigerians on social media had slammed the President for the contravention of the regulations which made the use of face masks in public places mandatory among other measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
The deadly Delta variant is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility.
The variant has been detected in over 90 countries and is expected to spread to more countries, according to the NCDC.
Nigeria has recorded over 168,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 2,100 associated deaths since the index case of the virus was reported in the country in March 2020, according to statistics by NCDC who continues to urge Nigerians to maintain social distancing and hygiene practices as well as use masks in public to prevent transmission of the lethal virus which has been identified to move through droplets.
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