THE National Economic Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has prayed for wisdom and God’s protection for Nigerians against the coronavirus pandemic which is afflicting many countries.
At the monthly National Economic Council, which held on Thursday, March 19, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Abdullahi Sule, Nasarawa governor, during the opening prayer, asked God to help Nigeria with wisdom to handle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He also prayed for wisdom and divine protection for all those charged with keeping Nigeria safe from the disease.
Realnews reports that because of the spread of the coronavirus, the federal government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries – China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Switzerland. These are all countries with over 1,000 cases domestically.
The government has also said that all persons arriving in Nigeria who might have visited these countries will be subjected to supervised self-isolation and testing for 14 days.
The government has temporarily suspended the issuance of all visas on arrival.
The government is also counseling all Nigerians to cancel or postpone all non-essential travels to these countries.
The government urges public health authorities of countries with a high burden to conduct diligent departure screening of passengers and also endorses these travel advisories to their nationals to postpone travels to Nigeria.
These restrictions will come into effect from Saturday, March 21 and will be reviewed after four weeks.
– Mar. 19, 2020 @ 13:15 GMT |