The Management of the New Africa Shrine has halted its regular programming as the country and the world at large continues to take precautionary measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Femi, son of the afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, went to social media on Wednesday to make the announcement.
He also advised everyone to remain safe, noting that they will continue to monitor the situation before returning to regular programming.
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The Management of the New Africa Shrine has decided to cancel all musical activities this weekend as precautionary measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the globe. We will continue to monitor the situation of things before we revert to our regular programming. STAY SAFE EVERYONE #saynotocoronavirus Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti and Femi Anikulapo-Kuti. ❤️🤗
On Wednesday, March 18, the Federal Government announced that five new cases had been confirmed, bringing the total number of infected people in Nigeria to eight.
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire confirmed the cases during a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the country’s capital.
He explained that among the five new cases, three arrived from the United States and two from the United Kingdom.
“We are still collecting information about travelers; two of the three in the U.S. are Nigerians, a mother and a 6-week-old baby, which makes him the youngest patient with COVID-19 that we have,” said Ehanire.
Consequently, the Federal Government has banned travel to 13 countries due to the pandemic.
Chief Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday.
The affected countries are the United States of America, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Norway, Iran, Switzerland, the Netherlands, South Korea, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.