The Federal Government Has Banned Public Officials and Other Workers From Foreign Travels.
The ban came as a resolution reached by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Mr Mustapha who briefed journalists in Abuja said “strongly discourage(s) travel by Nigerians to affected countries except for essential trips.”
The committee also advised that anyone returning from other countries should be placed on isolation for 14 days.
“All those returning from countries where there is high (over 1000 cases cumulatively) community transmission, will be actively followed up for 14 days by NCDC & Port Health Services,” the committee stated.
This is help monitor the person if he has contracted the coronavirus, the restriction will help stop the spread of the virus.
Although some African countries like Ghana and South Africa has barred all forms of travels to avoid importation of corona virus.
The 11 man committee was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari and chaired by the SGF, Boss Mustapha spearhead the coordination of anti-Covid-19 activities in the country.
The meeting was summoned after the government got a notification of the third confirmed Covid-19 case in the country.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, had earlier told reporters that the meeting would determine what step the government would take to curtail the spread of the disease in the country.
He said the committee would discuss if there is a need to ban flights and social gatherings in the country.
“With regard to banning flights into Nigeria or social activities and festivals, I will provide an update after the deliberations of the Inter-Ministerial meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus, scheduled for later today, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria will make further announcements later today,” the minister said.