Coronavirus: Nigeria at risk as 120,000 Chinese nationals visit annually

25.1.2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria at risk as 120,000 Chinese nationals visit annually

Published 1 hour ago Kindly Share This Story On There are fears that Nigerian visitors to Chinese cities may contract the disease and spread it to others on arrival in the country if stringent measures are not taken at the airports and other border points. Official figures obtained on Friday by Saturday PUNCH indicated that about 120,000 Chinese nationals visit Nigeria annually mainly to explore business and other economic opportunities in agriculture, solid mineral exploration and mining. According to the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, 160 Chinese firms operating in the country had employed over 200,000 Nigerians, many of whom are sent to China for training and seminars from time to time. Also, no fewer than 30,000 Nigerians travel to different Chinese cities every year for business or tourism. Findings also reveal that about 60,000 Chinese nationals are living in different cities in Nigeria. Many of them also travel to their home country regularly during festive seasons such as the Spring Festival holding on Saturday (today). China, according to reports, went into lockdown on Friday after authorities and business owners scrambled to shut tourist attractions and public transport systems as part of efforts to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Major festivities all over the country have been cancelled, including those at Beijing’s Forbidden City, a major tourist destination, and fairs and carnivals in Beijing and Hong Kong. China allocates RMB 1 billion to fight the virus China is allocating RMB 1 billion ($144m) to combat coronavirus outbreak. A statement released by the Ministry of Finance on Thursday said the money would “support virus control work in Hubei province,” where Wuhan is located. It did not specify how the funds would be spent. Meanwhile, passenger screening, particularly for inbound travellers, was tightened up by FAAN, immigration and PHS officials, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Friday. Also, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Friday via his Twitter handle that the Federal Government had received six new aircraft to be deployed at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers

They better send them back to their country. No more Wetin concern me NaijaFlyingDr GOD as this so called Coronavirus is flying Jet frm one country 2 another let it continue flying over 🇳🇬 cause my country can't evn prevent child death b4 age 1 & every Nigerian is mandatory 2 carry malaria as prt of them & Health budget per person is N2,000 equal 2 Data 4 3dys🙏🏿

Custom officers should stop looking out for rice crossing into our dear country & focus on Coronavirus please.🚶🚶🚶 Easy..send a message to the country..any one traveling should be screened ,some say it takes 2 weeks befor symptoms shows..now that can be challenging..we should have centres to quarantine if any suspicious or funny illment on arrival..

This is what the government of Lagos state should be worried about and not TAX or on barn or the other. Fix the roads, send these trucks and barn them for good and not take advantage of lagosians just because you where made governor. Najib__SA If Allah wills something must kill someone anyway!! With on arrive Visa abeg make dem followed north border because na dem enjoyed this government, country money and every thing

It should not come here ooo,we go finish ooo,no capacity to contain it yooooo. China is building 1000 bed hospital in 6 days Abeg God temptation is better with Job oooo I pray it doesn't find its way into Nigeria,but believe me,there is nothing we Nigerians can't overcome

CoronaVirus: FAAN explains prevention activities at Lagos AirportThe first case of a novel (new) coronavirus (2019nCoV) strain was confirmed in China on Jan. 7, 2020 while several people have died from the virus in China following an outbreak in the Central City of Wuhan. coronaviruschina VirusCorona

Come on people, we beat the Ebola epidemic and we can beat this as well. Let's put up the same energy and put all hands on deck. Can Buhari just close The border We thought same during ebola period.... That varus lost its value imidiatly it entered just like our currency ☺️☺️... Just allow this wan reach airport it will not agree to enter

ajosebbc Hopefully Buhari goes first 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Same God that save us from Ebola will surely help us with this, depending on the government to do the needful is like waiting to perish ... yeeeeeee If this is not a National health Emergency looming!...I don't know what is... With the public transport system in the country, sending out prayers we are all in it. From Asia to Europe to the Carribbean to the US.

Ok people panic mode. Make them no come for now o

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I tell you! These chinese are just too much here! Can a inefficient Buhari Stop the Chinese from trooping into NIG with their Coronavirus after he has Pocketed all the Chinese loans? I doubt that.. I Just thank God during the Era of Ebola he wasn't president. Na our girls go first carry am. Moneyvirus will carry coronavirus. May God save us.

All flights coming from China to Nigeria better be temporarily suspended!! We’re not done dealing with Lassa fever yet😭 Ban international trips Oh dear, we're still battling with Lassa.😥 We are doomed. Country with very good medical facility are finding it difficult to contain the virus talk less of us that our medical facility is zero. God please do not forsake us at this trial time.

We've not even dealt with Ebola. Quarantine them oh. I don’t want trouble.

Nigeria has capacity to diagnose, contain coronavirus | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsCertainly as an institute for medical research we should be concerned about such outbreaks. And for the fact that recently quite a number of foreigners have been visiting Nigeria especially from China. Hmmm, you have not contained Malaria in decades

So Chinese money is sweet but their Coronavirus is not? You have to take the two, you are quick to run to China for loan but u want to deny them now, NO Yesoooo We are finished Close the fuking boarders to the Chinese and Asians, they themselves have locked down their cities. Nigeria does not have what it takes to deal with this problem.

We're in trouble because our poor health services will make sure the virus leaks into Nigeria. Brace yourselves!!

Lagos alerts residents on Coronavirus | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsLagos State has assured residents that it is prepared for any eventuality on the fast-spreading Coronavirus from East Asia.

Coronavirus: Over 500 infected | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsSo far, the majority of the victims were elderly individuals with pre-existing health conditions, such as diabetes and liver cirrhosis. Coronavirus Hubei Wuhan China

Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirusHere is a list of countries that have confirmed cases of the so-called coronavirus. CoronaVirus China Vietnam Taiwan Virus Health France

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