Coronavirus: FG warns Nigerians against travelling to China

Coronavirus: FG warns Nigerians against travelling to China

The Federal government has cautioned Nigerians against venturing out to China, following the ongoing flare-up of Coronavirus in the Asian nation.

Travellers showing inside the country from China or whatever other nation where the pandemic has been detected, were additionally encouraged to isolate themselves by staying inside for like two weeks.

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Director of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who decided after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the Presidential Villa, likewise guided all aircrafts to report any instance of a traveler falling ill before the plane grounds.

He said:

“In view of the trending stories around the Coronavirus, it has become very necessary to issue a travel advisory to Nigerians. The first is that all Nigerians and all from Nigeria, intending to travel to China should delay all their travel plans until further notice, except it is extremely essential for them to do that trip.

“All persons arriving from China or any country that has a major outbreak is advised, if they have no symptoms at all, to self-isolate, meaning that they stay indoors in their homes for at least two weeks and if they develop any symptoms, like cough, catarrh, sneezing, breathing difficulties within this period, to report to the nearest health facility.

“We are also advising all airlines to report any case of a passenger falling sick on-board before the plane lands. That is a requirement in the agreement. Nigerian Port Health Services, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control are on alert at our airports and other points of entry. That is the advisory.”

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