As countries across the globe are making efforts to curb the spread of the rapidly growing
Just on Tuesday, Nigeria recorded its third case of infection, with all infections imported from European countries. The
When asked if the Federal Government was considering shutting its borders to nationals of countries with high risk of the virus, the Minister of State for Health, Olorunimbe Mamora, had said that medical authorities were keeping an eye out and that the Nigerian Government was not looking to close its borders just yet.
The Chairman of the Health Committee in the Senate, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, said that Nigeria should, in an effort to check the spread, prohibit travels from and to countries with high infection rates.
He said, “If it is possible, people should not travel to countries with high risk of the
“Government should also consider disallowing non-Nigerians from countries of high risk from entering the country. Government should also increase capacity about checking airports.”
Backing up this motion was the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan who emphasized the need for more isolation centers in the country.
He said, “We are very lucky and fortunate, but we shouldn’t push our luck too far. We should be very observant of all those regulations the technical experts give us.
“Also, for the isolation
“So we need to through our committees, ensure we work with the ministry of health to work with the states to ensure the isolation