Thursday, April 22, 2021

COVID-19: No plans to close Nigerian borders – Aregbesola


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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has dismissed the possibility of closing Nigerian borders against visitors from countries with rising cases of Coronavirus.

Recall that Ghana and Kenya have closed their borders to travellers from Coronavirus-hit countries like China, United States of America and Italy.

However, the minister, while responding to enquiries by Nigerians on Twitter, said Nigeria need not to close its borders, said the Federal Government was not willing to shut borders against visitors.

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According to him, the Federal Ministry of Health is doing a fantastic job at combating the virus.

He said: “The @Fmohnigeria is leading Nigeria’s efforts on combating Corona Virus and they are doing a fantastic job at it.

“According to the yesterday’s briefing from the minister, @DrEOEhanire, Nigeria will continue to monitor incoming travelers and select those that are fit for secondary screening.

“If and when the time comes for Nigeria to lock up our borders, appropriate advice will be given to that effect.”

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