Following the increase in COVID19 cases, the Federal Government has advised Nigerians against travelling to Brazil, India and Turkey.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, gave the advice during a Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 vaccination for the North East Zone in Yola, Adamawa state.
Represented by the Minister of Environment, Abubakar Mohammed, Mustapha said Nigeria has the responsibility to safeguard the health of its people and block any chance to spread the COVID-19 in the country.
“Nigerians are strongly advised to avoid nonessential international travelling at this time especially to countries that are showing an increase in a number of COVID-19 deaths.
“Consequently, any person who had visited Brazil, India and Turkey within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria shall be denied entry into Nigeria.
“Among other travelling guidelines, individuals, transporters and airlines who abuse the guidelines shall be sanction,’’ Mustapha said.
He explained that the PSC has been monitoring with keen interest the rise in cases of COVID-19 abroad.
The SGF mentioned that records available showed that the daily incident of COVID-19 in the country has reduced.