Nigeria will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who’ve been in Brazil, India or Turkey within the final fortnight as a result of issues over the unfold of coronavirus in these three nations, well being authorities mentioned on Sunday.
The journey ban doesn’t apply to passengers who’ve transited via these nations, the presidential steering committee on Covid-19 mentioned in an announcement.
“These precautionary measures are a necessary step to minimize the risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases introduced to Nigeria from other countries,” the assertion mentioned.
Nigerians and everlasting residents who’ve been in these nations within the final 14 days should bear necessary quarantine for per week in a government-approved facility on arrival, it mentioned.
All passengers arriving in Nigeria will now have to point out a damaging Covid-19 check taken inside 72 hours of journey moderately then the earlier 96 hours interval.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has reported simply over 165,000 circumstances of the coronavirus and a couple of,063 deaths for the reason that virus first emerged in China on the finish of 2019.
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