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Coronavirus: Nigeria issues travel ban on 13 countries as 5 new cases confirmed

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The Federal Government has issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Government of Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States of America, Norway, the United Kingdom, Netherlands & Switzerland.

These are all countries with over 1,000 cases domestically.

The Federal Government is temporarily suspending all visas issued to nationals from these countries. Nigerians arriving from these countries will be subjected to supervised isolation for 14 days.

The Government is also advising all Nigerians to avoid travel to these countries. These restrictions will come into effect from Friday 20 March 2020, for 4 weeks, subject to review.

– Nigeria confirmed five new cases of coronavirus –

The Federal Government has confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

The Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire confirmed the cases during a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He explained that three of the victims came from the United States of America including a mother and child while two others also from the US, an American who came via the nation’s land border.

Four cases are Lagos and while one is from Ekiti.

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