Coronavirus: Nigerian Government issues advisory to Nigerians returning from China as it announces heightened screening measures at ports of entry

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that there will be an increase in screening at ports of entry into Nigeria to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus which has claimed lives in China and has now reached the US.

The mysterious new disease, Coronavirus, has infected more than 500 people and caused 17 deaths. The disease arrived in Washington state this week and this has led other countries to take actions to prevent the disease from crossing over into their territory.

The Nigerian government took to Twitter to announce the preventive measures being taken to protect Nigerians. The FG also issued an advisory to Nigerians going to and coming from China and other affected countries.

The Government of Nigeria tweeted via its official Twitter account: “PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS The Port Health Services unit of the Federal Ministry of Health @Fmohnigeria in Nigeria has been placed on alert and has heightened screening measures at the points of entry.

“Nigerians are advised to remain calm. Travelers from Nigeria to Wuhan, China, are advised to avoid contact with sick people, animals (alive or dead), and animal markets.

“Travelers from Wuhan to Nigeria, may be asked questions upon arrival by the Port Health Services unit at points of entry about symptoms of illness and travel history, and are advised to report immediately to NCDC, if they feel ill after a trip to Wuhan.”

Read the rest of the advisory issued by the FG below.

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