Written by akbc on April 17, 2020
The Federal Government has banned all its officials from embarking on
foreign travels, as part of new measures to stem the spread of the
This is coming as the Federal Ministry of Health announced five new
cases of the virus, bringing to eight, the total number of confirmed cases
in the country.
Reports say all the five new cases had a travel history to the United
Kingdom and the United States.
Four of the cases were Nigerians including a six-week-old baby while
the fifth was a foreign national who came in through the land border,
which is the first of its kind.
Inaugurating Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja, Secretary
to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who is the
Chairman of the Committee, said government officials have been
banned from all forms of travel to upscale the nation’s health
management system and put in place, measures to curb the spread of the
He also announced that the Federal Government has placed travel
restrictions on entry into the country from thirteen countries over the
The countries are China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, Italy, United
States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain,
France and Japan.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation said the restriction
will come into effect from Saturday for four weeks, subject to review.