The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government stopped government officials from travelling overseas over coronavirus.
Naija News reports that the decision was made after the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus had a closed-door meeting in Abuja.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Task Force, Boss Gida Mustapha, said the ban takes immediate effect.
Naija News reports that a third case of the coronavirus disease has been confirmed in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital city.
This was confirmed on Tuesday by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
The patient is an independent case not connected with the index case of the Italian man.
She is a 30-year-old Nigerian female who returned from the United Kingdom on Friday, 13 March 2020, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms and has been tested positive.