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Nigerian govt issues fresh travel advisory

The Federal Government has published a travel advisory to Nigerians over travelling to Brazil, India, Turkey, citing risks from COVID-19.

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed this during a Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 vaccination for the North East Zone in Yola, Adamawa State.

The meeting was organised by the PSC in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Mustapha, who was represented by Minister of Environment, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, said Nigeria has the responsibility to safeguard the health of its people and block any chance to spread the COVID-19 in the country.

“Nigerians are strongly advised to avoid nonessential international travelling at this time especially to countries that are showing an increase in a number of COVID-19 deaths.

“Consequently, any person who had visited Brazil, India and Turkey within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria shall be denied entry into Nigeria.

“Among other travelling guidelines, individuals, transporters and airlines who abuse the guidelines shall be sanction,’’ Mustapha said.

He explained that the PSC has been monitoring with keen interest the rise in cases of COVID-19 abroad.

”The Federal Government deeply sympathises with the government and citizens of those countries and assured them of unflinching support and solidarity.

”All Governors are also advised to ensure that all returned international passengers in their respective states adhere strictly to the mandatory seven days isolation period,” he said.

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