The Federal Government says it is worried about the COVID-19 pandemic spikes in India, Brazil and Turkey and is considering issuing travel advisory on international flights coming from these countries in the next 48 to 72 hours.
The government also warned that though the cases in Nigeria were not rising, the third wave of the pandemic might hit the country soon hence the need to maintain the non-pharmaceutical measures protocols.
Head of the Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Mukhtar Muhammad, said this in Abuja yesterday at the first briefing of the committee.
“While we continue to reopen the economy, we must also be aware of the happenings around the globe. Mr. Chairman and Honourable Minister of Health have made reference to specific incidences in India, Turkey, Brazil and also South Africa.
“These were taken with serious concern and we continue to monitor what is going on in these countries. We sympathise with the people of these countries because it is really a very trying time particularly for India, that is recording over 300,000 cases a day. And according over 2000 deaths.”Follow us on social media