The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha, has reiterated that a second wave of the pandemic was very much likely and has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas travels due to the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Boss Mustapha, gave the advice on Monday at the press briefing in Abuja.

‘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,’ he said.

The SGF advised that large social gatherings be avoided because there is a bigger risk of COVID-19 transmission.