Finally, Federal Govt imposes travel restriction on 13 countries

Osagie Ehanire
Minister of Health – Osagie Ehanire

The Federal government of Nigeria has finally yielded to pressure to impose travel ban on thirteen countries following the widespread of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire announced this on Wednesday after much pressure by Nigerians.

The announcement comes a day after the health ministry confirmed its third case of COVID-19.

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The ban is to take effect from March 21, 2020 for four weeks as a measure to curtail the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Ehanire said: “Nigerian government is restricting entry into the country for travellers from the following countries: China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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“The travel ban is to take effect on March 21st, 2020.

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