Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, has advised Nigerians against having handshakes and hugs except with family members to avoid the coronavirus.
Aregbesola said this on Wednesday during the ceremony of a 3000-capacity maximum security custodial centre in Karshi, Abuja.
The minister also urged Nigerians to maintain social distance, staying three-feet away from one another and avoiding crowded places.
According to the minister, it is safer for people to greet by bowing and touching their chests.
”Don’t shake hands again; don’t hug for now except your family members. Maintain three-foot distance between you and the next person,” Aregbeshola said.
“We must be cautious of coronavirus and work towards preventing it. We owe it to ourselves, our family, and the community to be very vigilant.”