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Coronavirus: FG Should Go Beyond Screening Travellers From Certain Countries


The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) has requested the Federal Authorities to step up actions to safeguard the nation from the Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) pandemic.

In an announcement by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the occasion requested the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to “go beyond its proposed secondary screening of travellers from certain countries.”

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The principle opposition occasion referred to as for an extension of the measures “to all international flights coming into the country, given the prevalence of connecting flights and land border crossing by international air travellers.”

“Whereas noting the steps thus far being taken, the PDP is nonetheless nervous that the present strategy nonetheless falls in need of the required pre-emptive measures, thereby leaving gaps that expose our nation to avoidable dangers.

“The PDP noticed that Nigeria is a strategic worldwide hub. As such, the Federal Authorities ought to undertake stringent pre-emptive measures by radically stepping up our worldwide ports and border screening in addition to rapidly enhancing our inner surveillance and hygiene monitoring system,” Ologbondiyan stated.

The occasion subsequently referred to as on “Nigerians to remain vigilant, ensure their personal hygiene and follow directives issued by the authorities in the collective effort to safeguard our nation from the scourge and stay safe.”

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