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|Coronavirus - No Travel Ban - FG by Netblyss(f): 11:25am On Mar 13, 2020|
The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured the world that although there won’t be travel bans on nationals from high risk countries, there is no need to panic.
The FG gave this assurance in a briefing of all ambassadors and heads of missions accredited to Nigeria at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja on Thursday.
The meeting which was centred on measures taken by the Nigerian Government in tackling the Coronavirus (COVID-19); and clarification on Nigeria’s ‘Visa Policy 2020’ was called by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and attended by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, the minister of state, Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Mustapha Suleiman, amongst others.
Addressing members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Minister of health Dr. Osagie Ehanire assured that although there is no immediate reason for now to impose travel ban, the Federal Government are putting measures in place to contain the spread of the virus. He said tracing, monitoring and screening of incoming international travelers have been intensified.
‘’Nigeria has not yet placed any travel restriction or ban, but are strongly advised against non-essential travel to countries with high level of transmission which we define now as China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran,’’ Ehanire stated.
Ehinare said since the outbreak of the virus in China, the Federal Ministry of Health, has been strengthening Nigeria’s response, capacity for public health challenges. He also warned that travelers from affected countries should be in isolation for 14 days after entering Nigeria and if they have the symptoms of Coronavirus, they should report immediately to NCDC.
He also pointed out that as of March 11, 2020, there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in Nigeria, stating that there had been no death or serious illness.
He further advised that all nations of the world should contribute to the stop of the virus by conducting proper screening of foreigners. While he warned that the measures taken in tackling the disease is subject to change because the virus is a constantly changing one, he also welcomed the exchange of beneficial ideas, technical support and distribution of materials from all over the world.
Source == https://www.diplomaticdigest.com/coronavirus-no-travel-ban-fg/
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