Coronavirus: Biggest risk from people returning to Nigeria – NCDC DG

Coronavirus: Biggest risk from people returning to Nigeria – NCDC DG

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has raised an alarm about the activities of travellers returning to the country amid the coronavirus pan

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has raised an alarm about the activities of travellers returning to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. NCDC’s Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the biggest source of risk faced by the nation, is from people returning to Nigeria.

Ihekweazu noted that the agency has been following up with returning travellers in self-isolation, as part of the preventive measures by the Federal Government.
“Yes, we are following up on all contacts and really, we have identified a handful of cases from those contacts. Our biggest source of risk at the moment is people returning to Nigeria from countries that have a large volume of infections,” he said.

The NCDC boss added, “Most of these are Nigerians, there is nothing wrong with coming back to your country “But we are asking every Nigerian that has come back to please do what we have asked them to do – stay at home for two weeks … you can save us a lot of work by doing this.”