The Federal Government of Nigeria has urged Nigerians to avoid traveling to China at the moment. The warning follows the outbreak of the Coronavirus that has killed 170 persons and infected over 7,000 in China.
The Minister for health stated this during an interview session with State House Correspondence at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in Abuja. The Minister said people who are returning from China, are to be quarantined for at least 14 days as this would allow the government check out for signs of the coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire said: “All persons arriving from China or any country that has a major outbreak is advised, if they have no symptoms at all, to self-isolate, meaning that they stay indoors in their homes for at least two weeks and if they develop any symptoms, like cough, catarrh, sneezing, breathing difficulties within this period, to report to the nearest health facility. “We are also advising all airlines to report any case of a passenger falling sick on-board before the plane lands. “That is a requirement in the agreement. “Nigerian Port Health Services, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control are on alert at our airports and other points of entry.