Coronavirus: We won't hesitate to evacuate our people if the need arises - FG

Nigerians, Wuhan, China, Coronavirus

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians, especially those in Wuhan, that if and when the need arises, it will not hesitate to evacuate them...

Nigerians, Wuhan

2/19/2020

The Federal Government (NigeriaGov) has assured Nigerians , especially those in Wuhan , that if and when the need arises, it will not hesitate to evacuate them from the provinces of China . Coronavirus

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians , especially those in Wuhan , that if and when the need arises, it will not hesitate to evacuate them...

0 By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Federal Government has assured Nigerians, especially those in Wuhan, that if and when the need arises, it will not hesitate to evacuate them from the provinces of China. The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora, who made this known yesterday in Abuja, during a press briefing on resolutions reached by the Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States on regional preparedness and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, said that it is monitoring the health of Nigerian citizens in China through the Nigerian Ambassador. According to him, “We are in touch with our Ambassador in China and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria is also in touch with the ministry, and we are getting information on the condition of Nigerians in Wuhan and we are monitoring the health of our citizens, if and when the need arises to evacuate them, we will do so but we don’t want a situation we create panic, this is not time for fear, this is not time for stigmatization, it is time for science. “Chinese government is testing everyone that is trying to leave China to ensure that they don’t go and spread the virus”. Read Also: Coronavirus: Nigeria in danger of drug insecurity, says NAFDAC According to the minister, the ministers who met in Mali, emphasized the urgency of the current situation regarding Covid19 (Coronavirus), adding that following expert presentations on the global situation, the ministers resolved to strengthen coordination, communication, and collaboration among member states in preparedness for Covid-19 epidemic, including cross-border collaboration Also speaking at the briefing, Director General of the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), Prof. Stanley Okolo, observed that about 18 countries in West Africa have the laboratory capacity to test for the virus. Also a huge amount of money is needed to prepare the region against the virus. According to him, “The commitment from all member state at the Bamako meeting is that there should be regional costed plan that is strategic and they will support it to the best of their capacity. “We are learning from the lesson of Ebola. When it hit us, everybody accepted that the response was slow. Ultimately, the member states contributed to Ebola fund and we had partners bringing a lot of money. “This is not only the fight for government. The devastation of epidemic affects everybody. In our estimate, we think it will be in the region of $30m to $50m to be sure that we can create headway in term of critical personal protection, laboratory supplies and others and in term of communication and coordination across borders.” Prof. Okolo, who dismissed reports that the virus may not survive in African region, said that no country or region is immuned adding that though there might be seasonal variations, weather conditions may determine the rapidity of spread. He also explained that despite the spread of the coronavirus, not all countries had suspended international travel. He explained that self isolation did not mean that people would go home and sleep but to avoid close contact with loved ones. “In China where there is overwhelming epidemic, they have blanket suspension and quarantine but not all countries are suspending travelling from China. In West Africa, which I am responsible for, we have assessed this and that is one of the reason we are saying at the moment, those policies are appropriate and it depends on member state to decide on what policy to adopt. “There may be a time when we need to have blanket quarantine and to support other countries that we feel cannot do it alone and to ensure regional approach. The lesson of Ebola has thought us lesson,” he added. Read more: The Nation Nigeria

NigeriaGov If and when... 😂🤦 . They never cease to amaze NigeriaGov If and when..... Which kind talk be this?

We’re prepared to tackle potential Coronavirus outbreak – FGMay God never allow it to come our way. Wallahi you guys are not😒 I hope they mean every word.

Coronavirus: FG denies abandoning Nigerians in ChinaThe F in FG stands for Failed This is really serious... But if they are there, its better to remain there for treatment rather than come back and risk infecting others. ayemojubar Do you really what FG to bring these people in?

Coronavirus: Elderly and sick people more at risk - Study Coronavirus : Elderly and sick people more at risk – Study

88 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japan cruise shipAnother 88 people aboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday, as those free of the disease hoped they were spending their last night on board ... I have a question? what has the Nigerian government done to cater to our citizens in china.... They should not be neglected or ignored. They are Nigerian citizens!!! and it should mean something. Nigeria please show love to your people.🇳🇬❤️ Dey r cruising up and down inside dis virus period May Allah protect us

GoD help them biko biko

India Bars Chinese Wrestlers Over CoronavirusIndia Bars Chinese Wrestlers Over Coronavirus



Electricity tariff to increase on Wednesday

Give me N1bn to fight COVID-19, Obiano asks Buhari

COVID-19: I hope to resume work soon – Abba Kyari

School feeding programme will continue despite closure of schools - Minister

BREAKING: Buhari lacks power to restrict movement in Lagos, Abuja – Adegboruwa

BREAKING: Gov Makinde tests positive for coronavirus

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases jump to 111 – Daily Trust

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

18 February 2020, Tuesday News

Previous news

BREAKING: Atletico Madrid ‘silence’ Liverpool with early goal

Next news

LAUTECH professor wins top academy of science prize
TB test repurposed for Covid-19, and the reason behind the #lockdowncovid19 – Daily Trust Coronavirus: Ekiti index case recovers, discharged COVID-19: We’re suspending services for now – Sex workers COVID-19: I’m not aware of Kyari’s location in Lagos – Health commissioner Hand sanitiser contains equivalent of four shots of vodka, avoid swallowing it -Pharmacist - Healthwise COVID-19: Wash your hands as many times as you can – Buhari First COVID-19 Patient In Oyo Discharged Russia’s top coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive Nigerian Army removes commander who complained of Boko Haram attack on troops COVID-19: FG meets service chiefs, reviews lockdown protocol Davido’s Father Donates N500m To Fight COVID-19 Attempted jailbreak at Kaduna prison over COVID-19
Electricity tariff to increase on Wednesday Give me N1bn to fight COVID-19, Obiano asks Buhari COVID-19: I hope to resume work soon – Abba Kyari School feeding programme will continue despite closure of schools - Minister BREAKING: Buhari lacks power to restrict movement in Lagos, Abuja – Adegboruwa BREAKING: Gov Makinde tests positive for coronavirus Nigeria’s coronavirus cases jump to 111 – Daily Trust Plane carrying coronavirus medical supplies crashes, kills eight COVID-19: Give Nigerians one month free subscription, Keyamo urges DSTV, others – Daily Trust NIMASA donates 20 ventilators, N50m to fight Covid-19 – Daily Trust LIVE BLOG: Nigerians reel on #lockdowncovid19 Day 1 – Daily Trust Happy 'triple': Nasarawa councillor marries 2 brides same day – Daily Trust