Don't Go to China- FG Advises Nigerians

In News 2020-01-30 09:17:43
Don't Go to China- FG Advises Nigerians
Don't Go to China- FG Advises Nigerians


By Philip Nwelih


Due to the outbreak of the  Coronavirus in various parts of the world, the Federal Government has advised all Nigerians wishing to visit China, to delay the trip unless it is extremely necessary.


Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire while issuing this travel advisory. said the federal government has activated all necessary precautionary measures to stop the virus from entering Nigeria.


"All persons from Nigeria intending to travel to China should delay 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 in their homes for at least two weeks.


"And if they develop any symptoms like cough, catarrh, sneezing, breathing difficulty within this period to report to the nearest health facility."


Similarly, all airlines have also been asked to be on alert and report any ill person.


"We are also advising all airlines to report any case of a passenger falling sick on board before the plane lands. Nigeria Port health services and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control are on alert at all our points of entry."