The Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for banning flights from some countries over the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced the travel ban on 13 countries to limit the spread of the virus.
Countries affected include China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, United States of America, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands & Switzerland.
Fani-Kayode in his post on Twitter also called on the Federal Government to shut down public schools and institutions over reports of the disease in some states.
The former minister wrote, “I commend the FG for imposing a travel ban on 13 countries as a consequence of COVID-19. With reports that more possible cases are emerging in places like Katsina they should also consider closing all public schools and public institutions until further notice.”
“If we do not call it the Chinese virus, what on earth do you want us to call it? That is precisely what it is: the CHINESE virus! This is so because it came from China! All this political correctness has to stop! @realDonaldTrump was right, and he has said it as it is!”
See the tweet below:
I commend the FG for imposing a travel ban on 13 countries as a consequence of Covid 19. With reports that more possible cases are emerging in places like Katsina they should also consider closing all public schools and public institutions until further notice.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 18, 2020