September 19, 2021

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COVID-19: Avoid travelling to stay safe – WHO warns

WHO has advised people to avoid travelling, during this festive period, as over 2.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Africa.

By Cecilia Ologunagba

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa, has advised people to avoid travelling, during this festive period, as over 2.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the continent.

The UN health agency made the appeal via its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Sunday, saying, ”Stay home, stay safe”.

“If possible, avoid traveling. This may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. There are over 2.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 2.2 million recoveries and 62,000 deaths cumulatively,’’ it stated.

WHO also urged people to continue to protect themselves and others by practicing hand hygiene, wearing a mask and by observing physical distancing as well as avoiding touching their their faces.

“Not only does your mask help protect those around you from COVID-19 but it also protects you. Even as COVID-19 vaccines begin to become available, we must not let our guard down,’’ the UN health agency said. (NAN)

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