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COVID-19: Nigeria Limits International Arrivals to 2 Airports

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire says International travel into Nigeria has been limited to two airports, to enable proper screening of arriving travellers into the country.

The minister stated this while giving updates on the Coronavirus pandemic in Abuja. 

Dr Ehanire said the two airports are Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while domestic flights are not included.

He also stated that Nigeria has identified Austria and Sweden as two more high-risk countries within the past 24 hours.

The minister stressed that people who just returned from infected countries in the last 3 weeks and people who have had close contact with someone who has either tested positive or who just returned from a foreign trip are eligible for testing as the test kits and reagents are becoming too scarce for random testing.

He urged people who just got back from foreign trips to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days to protect others and reduce chances of infecting others noting that self-Isolation is a social responsibility, in order to protect members of their family, community and society.

Dr Ehanire said the federal government is aggressively involved in contact tracing of people who have contact with anyone who has tested positive to the virus.

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