The Federal Government of Nigeria has warned citizens against travelling to countries that are documenting the third wave of their COVID-19 pandemic.
The states that are currently documenting a third wave of the pandemic are India, Brazil, South Africa and Turkey.
The National Incident Manager (NIM) of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, disclosed this at the media briefing from the committee on Monday.
Muhammad also cautioned Nigerians against obeying security protocols against COVID-19, insisting that the virus wasn’t over.
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He said, “While we continue to reopen the economy, we must also know about the happenings around the world. Mr Chairman (Boss Mustapha) along with the Honourable Minister of Health (Osagie Ehanire) have made reference to particular incidents in India, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.
“We sympathise with those of those countries [India, Brazil, South Africa and Turkey] because it is actually a very stressful time, especially for India that’s recording more than 300,000 cases each day and recording within 2,000 deaths.
“India is a prime destination for health tourism for Nigeria. We are aware that many Nigerians prefer to journey — to go to India but today… we urge Nigerians to restrict all travels to only essential travels, especially to these affected countries.”