Updated: February 26, 2021
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has thrown a big birthday party amid coronavirus pandemic against the recommendations of the Nigerian centers for disease control and prevention.
Many states in Nigeria have banned gatherings of more than 20 people to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Cases have been skyrocketing in Nigeria in the past few days and the federal government has shut down the two biggest international airports.
Health experts have recommended social distancing, hygiene etiquette, including washing of hands and so on to combat the virus.
They have warned that with big parties like this one, containing the virus could be very difficult.