Friday, January 31, 2020

Corona virus: Lagos state government to quarantine every Chinese citizen arriving the state

The Lagos state government says it has reached an argreement with the Chinese embassy in the state to ensure that Chinese citizens remain in their country for now to avert the spread of the Corona virus in the state and that anyone of them who intends to visit the state, is immediately quarantined for a period of 10 to 14 days.


The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made this known when he addressed newsmen in the state today January 30th.


We are happy to inform you that the embassy of China is also concerned about this and they have sent out information through notifications to all their Chinese citizens and companies located in Lagos that their citizens should try and remain in China until there is clarity in about this infection is going. However, if  some of them chose to return to Lagos, the instructions form the Chinese Embassy is that they should be quarantined for a period of 10 to 14 days in their houses, hotels or accomodations. We have Nigerians that are moving back and forth to China on their trading routes, we are aggresively trying to contact the associations of traders and businessmen to see if we can also curtail the movement of Nigerian traders between Nigeria and China for a period of time. 


The Commissioner gave the emergency numbers for Corona virus in the state as

-0802 316 9483

-0803 356 5529

-0805 281 7243 

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