A security official screening a man during an evacuation of EU (European Union) citizens members includes Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Ireland, among others, as the Federal Government had restricted flights from some of these countries identified as high-risk C9OVID-19 places before finally shutting all international airports in the country, in Lagos, Nigeria April 9, 2020. Following the Nigerian government approval the states lockdown was imposed, to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, by Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari to cushion the effect of a two-week lockdown.

Nigeria To Ban Travelers From Some African Countries Over COVID-19 Fears

Nigeria will ban travelers coming from some African countries due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.


In a statement, Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government and chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, said some countries face a fast-surging third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and this caused concern.


Mustapha said that as part of the coronavirus measures, no one will be accepted from South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Namibia, and Uganda.

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He added that Abuja has extended the travel ban for Turkey, Brazil, and India for four weeks.


So far, the most populous African country has reported 167,467 infections, 2,119 deaths, and 163,949 recoveries.


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