Coronavirus: We would evacuate Nigerians in China if….., says FG
The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it will not hesistate to move Nigerians from Wuhan provimce in China if the need arises.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that some Nigerians trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the virus surfaced and has killed over 1700 people have stormed the social media to cry out for help to return home.
This was disclosed by the Minister of state for health, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora in Abuja during a press briefing on resolutions reached by the Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States on regional preparedness and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
Speaking with newsmen, Mamora stated that Federal government is monitoring the conditions of Nigerians through Nigeria’s ambassador to China.
“We are in touch with our Ambassador in China and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria is also in touch with the ministry, and we are getting information on the condition of Nigerians in Wuhan and we are monitoring the health of our citizens, if and when the need arises to evacuate them, we will do so but we don’t want a situation we create panic, this is not time for fear, this is not time for stigmatization, it is time for science.
Chinese government is testing everyone that is trying to leave China to ensure that they don’t go and spread the virus.” he said