Kaduna State Residents Urged to Celebrate Christmas Season with Personal Responsibility

Kaduna State Residents Urged to Celebrate Christmas Season with Personal Responsibility

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The Kaduna State Ministry of Health felicitates with the residents of the state as the Christmas celebrations begin. Given the persistence of Covid-19 virus, the public health guidance from the Ministry is that every resident of the state should assume utmost personal responsibility.  This includes strict compliance with prevention protocols such as wearing face-masks, observing physical distance as much as possible, washing hand regularly with soap and running water, or using sanitisers, avoiding crowded spaces, especially indoors, and practising respiratory hygiene. These non-pharmaceutical measures can be safely and easily practised to reduce the risk of infection, severe illness, and fatalities. Places of worship, recreation, restaurants, shops event centres and hotels are reminded to kindly prioritise compliance with public health protocols.

 

Covid-19 remains a dangerous virus, with many mutations, that are putting fresh pressures on public health systems across the world. The Kaduna State Covid-19 Taskforce has since the latter half of 2020 decided that the preventive management of the pandemic in the state had to be based on citizens exercising personal responsibility in the safe pursuit of livelihoods, worship, travel, recreation and other aspects of everyday life. This continues to be the case.

 

The state has also launched a campaign of mass vaccination to increase the number of citizens that have taken the approved Covid-19 vaccines. Already, more than 450,000 residents have received at least one vaccine dose, but this number needs to grow to increase immunity levels and help reduce the risk of severe illness when infection occurs. The Ministry urges residents to visit primary and secondary health centres and designated private hospitals to get these vaccines. Citizens that have taken their first two doses of the vaccine are eligible for booster jabs six months after their second dose of AstraZeneca vaccination. The vaccines are free of charge and anyone who asks members of the public for payment under any guise should be reported to the authorities.

 

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health wishes the entire residents of the state, happy and safe holidays, and best wishes for 2022. #Stay Safe!

 

Signed

 

Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni

Commissioner of Health

24th December 2021

 

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