Nigerian government bans officials from foreign trips over COVID-19


The Nigerian government has banned its officials from engaging in any foreign trips, both bilateral and multilateral, until further notice over the continuing spread of COVID-19. It however stopped short of banning  flights into  Nigeria from countries that are worst hit by the Coronavirus, something quite a number of Nigerians including the country’s parliament have asked for.

The decision was announced by the Presidential Task Force for the control of the Coronavirus headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Other decisions announced by Mr Mustapha include:

  1. Any induvidial that arrives from outside the country especially from COVID-19 burdened countries are strongly advised to practice self-isolation for at least 14 days.
  2. Nigeria supports every decision taken by other countries with high burden of COVID-19 and will abide by those decisions in the interest of safety of lives.
  3. Private citizens are advised against traveling to the following high risk countries and those arriving from any of the countries are advised to self-isolate for at least 14days. The countries are:
    China, Iran, South Korea, Germany , Italy, USA, UK, Switzerland, Nowway, Spain,  France and Japan.

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