BY KAYODE ANIMASAUN
As Valentine’s day is being commemorated all over the world today, Nigerians have been advised to comply with protocols against COVID-19 to prevent further spread of the disease.
Medical expert who spoke with Positive Fm in Akure is of the opinion that people should not throw caution into the wind in the name of Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s Day is a special day to take a break from the monotony of everyday life relationships.
The day is characterised with different activities such as love feasts , visits to recreational centres and other social events to mark the day.
However, with the unabating Covid-19 Pandemic which has practically changed the lifestyle of many globally through regular hand washing, keeping social distance and use of facemasks, the commemoration of this year’s Valentine’s day will no doubt be done in an unusual way.
A cross section of couples told radio Nigeria that they are determined to outlive this year’s Valentine’s day by maintaining all Covid-19 Protocols even as they celebrate.
Organisers of various events already earmarked for the day in churches and recreational centres also said the special day would not be as usual this year.
One of them, Mr Stanley Iwuoha maintained that COVID-19 protocols had been added to their event and they would be strictly enforced.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria, Chairman, Interministerial Committee on COVID-19 in Ondo state, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi warned couples and lovers against carefree attitude as they celebrate amid pandemic..
Prof. Fatusi added that members of his committee would be all out to monitor events organised on Valentine’s day across Ondo state to ensure adherence to all COVID-19 rules.