The federal government has advised all travellers from Nigeria, including Nigerians, planning to travel to China, to suspend their travel plans until further notice.
Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who dropped the advisory Wednesday evening while addressing State House Correspondents in Abuja, was speaking in regards to Nigeria’s preparedness to prevent the new global health scourge, the Coronavirus, from spreading in Nigeria.
The Minister, who was one of those who briefed the State House Press Corps of the outcome of the the maiden 2020 Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said those arriving in the country from China or any of the countries with a major outbreak of the disease would be under watch.
According to the Minister, all government agencies in charge of health issues development monitoring agencies had been set on alert at all ports of entry into the country.
He also advised that those coming into the country from China or any other country with a history of a spread of the disease, although who might not have observed any symptoms of the disease, to self-isolate for about two weeks to observe themselves.