Senate calls for travel ban on US, UK, China and others over coronavirus

The Senate has called on the Federal Government to ban travels from UK, US, China and others over coronavirus.

The above-listed countries are high-risk in terms of the deadly virus which has infected more than ten thousand people worldwide.

The call came after Nigeria confirmed the third case of coronavirus in Lagos.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health, which confirmed the case, said the patient is unconnected with the index case.

The infected, a 30-year-old Nigerian female who returned from the United Kingdom on Friday, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms and tested positive.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Ministry of Health has begun tracing persons who were on British Airways flight 75 which arrived Lagos on March 13 with the second index case of coronavirus.

In a tweet on Tuesday, the state commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, advised such persons to self-isolate for 14 days and call its phone numbers.

“If you are a passenger on flight BA 75 that arrived in Lagos on 13th March 2020, stay at home and isolate yourself for 14 days…,” the tweet read.

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