Nigeria’s government has spoken on the intention of placing a travel ban on travellers from any countries over the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
According to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire the Federal Government has not placed any travel ban on any country but also warned Nigerian citizens from travelling to endemic countries including China, Japan, Italy, South Korea, and Iran.
Ehanire who disclosed this earlier today in Abuja during a conference with the diplomatic community said that returnees from those countries will be quarantined for 14 days to ensure the safety of citizens.
The conference with the diplomatic community is hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. Also in attendance is the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Mr Chikwe Ihekweazu, officials of the Nigeria immigration services and members of the diplomatic corps.