Coronavirus: Senate faults preventive measures at airports

Coronavirus: Senate faults preventive measures at airports

27.2.2020

Coronavirus: Senate faults preventive measures at airports

The Senate on Thursday faulted the measures put in place at the nation’s ports by the Federal Ministry of Health aimed at preventing the spread...

Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this remarks while reacting to a point of personal explanation moved by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Ajayi Borofice.He lamented that health officials in the nation’s international airports only hand out sheet of papers to passengers to indicate how they can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

He mandated the relevant committees of the Senate to engage the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure that the right effort is being done to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading to Nigeria.“While the Federal Ministry of Health and the associated agencies may be doing their best, I think at the moment with this kind of explanation this best is not good enough. And we should not take anything for granted.

Coronavirus: Lagos awaits test result as Chinese is quarantined“They should be quarantined for two to four weeks. We have to protect the lives of Nigerians.Senator Borofice in his lead debate, lamented that there was no screening for international passengers coming into the country.

“But when I arrived yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, there was no screening.“Countries that have adequate medical facilities are working hard to ensure that they contain the spread of this coronavirus and yet, from what I saw yesterday, I was afraid.



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