Nigerian government warns against travelling to India, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 10: Two passengers walk past a Qantas jet at the International terminal at Sydney Airport on March 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Qantas has cut almost a quarter of its international capacity for the next six months as travel demands fall due to fears over COVID-19. The airline today announced it was altering routes to London and would be parking eight of their 12 A380 aircraft. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against travelling to countries that are recording a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially India where they largely go to for medical tourism.

It also listed South Africa, Turkey and Brazil in the travel advisory.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, formerly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, also has warned Nigerians against shunning safety protocols against the virus, saying the pandemic was not over.

The National Incident Manager, PSC, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, spoke at the media briefing by the committee on Monday.

Muhammad said, “While we continue to reopen the economy, we must also be aware of the happenings around the globe. Mr Chairman (Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha) and the Honourable Minister of Health (Prof. Osagie Ehanire) have made reference to specific incidents in India, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.

“We sympathise with the people of these countries because it is really a very trying time particularly for India that is recording over 300,000 cases a day, and recording over 2,000 deaths.

“India is a prime destination for medical tourism for Nigeria. We know that many Nigerians like to travel – to go to India but now… we urge Nigerians to limit all travels to only essential travels, particularly to these affected countries.”

-Punch

About Don Saint

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