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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID - 19 : FG Restricts Travellers From China, UK, Italy, 10 Others Entry To Nigeria


Jane Okafor, Abuja

The Federal Government on Wednesday restricts entry to Nigeria by travellers from China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Iran  and seven other countries with endemic cases of the ravaging coronavirus.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari less than 24 hours earlier, said the latest step is meant to help contain and manage the spread of the virus in the country.

The affected countries, according to the PTF, are : China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

 The Federal Government noted that each of these countries has over 1,000 case domestically and also  urged the respective Public Health Authorities of countries with high burden of COVID - 19 to conduct diligent departure screening of passengers and endorses this travel advisories to their nationals to postpone travels to Nigeria.

The Presidential Task Force on coronavirus led by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who made this known to reporters, stated: "You will also recall that the PTF at the end of the meeting announced the ban on all forms of travels by public officers and civil servants until further notice. 

"This morning, we have found it necessary to brief Nigerians on further measures being taken after an assessment of the global situation. They are as follows: 

"The Federal Government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travellers from the following thirteen (13) countries; China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland. These are all countries with over 1,000 case domestically; 

" All persons arriving in Nigeria who might have visited these countries, fifteen days prior to such arrival, will be subjected to supervised self-isolation and testing for 14 days; 

" The Federal Government is temporarily suspending the issuance of all visas on arrival; 

"The Federal Government is also counseling all Nigerians to cancel or postpone all non-essential travels to these countries; and 

"The Federal Government urges Public Health Authorities of countries with high burden to conduct diligent departure screening of passengers and also endorses this travel advisories to their nationals to postpone travels to Nigeria. 

"These restrictions will come into effect from Saturday, 21st March, 2020 for four (4) weeks subject to review."

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