Nigeria again recorded another case of coronavirus. The case of a 30-year-old female Nigeria who came back from the United Kingdom on the 13th day of March and according to international precautions and safety measures on COVID-19, she observed self-isolation and developed the pandemic symptoms within the isolation period. Now she is presently receiving treatment at Mainland General Hospital.
The Federal Ministry of Health also confirmed this third case on the ministry’s twitter handle on Tuesday and has also stated measures to prevent further occurrence of the deadly virus in Nigeria. The ministry has said that it will intensify efforts in screening travelers at the point of entry and ensure all travelers submit accurate forms for effective tracking.
“To reduce the risk of importation of #COVID19, our first line of defense is the point of entry at the international airports. Port Health Services screen travelers, review travel history and persuade passengers to provide accurate information on forms for effective tracking
The Honourable Minister of Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has assured Nigerians of safety and adequate measures against COVID-19.
“Additional measures have been taken by the federal government of Nigeria to prevent the spread of #COVID19. We are strengthening contact tracing, stockpiling reagents and personal protective equipment (PPEs) and increasing testing capacity through the addition of two labs in Abakiliki and Maiduguri”, he said.
“We have intensified contact tracing and will continue to assess and respond to the situation”, Dr. Osagie concluded.
However, Nigerians are calling on the federal government to shut her border on all infected nations as that will stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria since there has not been any case of any home-based Nigerians tested positive.
This is a strong indication that the virus is not in the country but it’s being imported to Nigeria. An online poll from Punch Mobile as at the time of filling in this report shows that majority of Nigerians wanted the borders closed on infected nations and are seriously calling on the nation to do the needful.
Comments further trails the polls reflecting the wish of the citizens
why not??? our safety and well being is a human right and any infringement on it is a crime.. so let our land and sea borders be closed temporary to avoid unprecendenetd spreading and panic.. the USA and Ghana did same.. we should do same too..#CoronavirusOutbreak
@MBuhari @fmaviationng @NGRSenate should immediately put entry restrictions on all infected nations 4 a while.Ghana did it & Mexico has even shut its doors to America who previously planned on building a wall to stop Mexicans from entry. #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronaVirusNigeria