FG begins hunt for 90 isolation evaders Wednesday

 FG begins hunt for 90 isolation evaders Wednesday

The Federal Government will on Wednesday begin contact tracing  of 90 international travellers, who violated the COVID-19 Health Regulations Protection, 2021.

The spokesman for the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Mr Willie Bassey, gave this indication in an interview with one of our correspondents on Monday.

India, Brazil and Turkey have been witnessing rapid spread of a devastating strain of COVID-19, which has stretched health systems in the countries.

For example, The Times of India on Monday reported that India had 2,22,315 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total cases to 2,67,52,447.

On May 10, the Federal Government issued a travel advisory for passengers arriving in Nigeria from Brazil, India and Turkey.

Under the new measures,  passengers arriving from/or that have visited any of these three countries within 14 days prior to the visit to Nigeria, are required to follow mandatory arrival quarantine and testing protocols in designated facilities.

But in a statement on Sunday, the PSC said some travellers had been evading the mandatory seven-day quarantine for persons arriving from restricted countries.

Ayomide Oyewole

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