Following the life-threatening spread of the dreaded epidemic, Coronavirus, the government of Russia has shut down its border with China.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday, January 30, signed an order to immediately close the border between both nations, Euronews reports.
Before the rather drastic decision was taken, Russian president Vladimir Putin has directed his officials to do whatever it takes to prevent the spread of the disease into the country.
Speaking to his cabinet members on the new development, Mishustin said: "We will inform everyone about the border closures in the Far East as well as other measures taken by the government."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a pastor in the United States Rick Wiles had said the coronavirus was a plague sent by God to punish sinners and purge sin.
According to the right-wing evangelical pastor, parents transgendering little children and the filth on TVs and movies were to blame for the coronavirus outbreak.
Legit.ng gathered that the pastor said the coronavirus is one of the last steps of judgment and warned Americans to walk in God's direction.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the federal government issued a red alert on Wednesday, January 29, asking citizens of the country to avoid China at the moment as the dreaded coronavirus spreads across the globe.
The warning got a section of Nigerians including hospital workers in panic mode. The warning was issued by minister Osagie Ehanire in charge of health after the usual federal executive council meeting in Abuja.
Apart from halting any travel to China, all Nigerians returning from the Asian country are to be immediately quarantined for at least 14 days before allowing them to join their families.
This would allow the government to check out for signs of the coronavirus which is said to manifest within this period.
The government said the instruction had been passed to all airlines operating in the country to ensure they pass the information on any suspected cases. The government also activated all agencies handling diseases to be on red alert.
Moreover, the Nigerian government has advised Nigerians living in China to be wary of the coronavirus which has reportedly killed at least 106 people and infected more than 4,500.
Abike Dabiri, the chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) urged Nigerians residing in China to take extra care to avoid falling ill.
In a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the spokesperson of the commission on Wednesday, January 29, said the Nigerian mission in Beijing is in touch with Nigerians in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in central China, which had become the centre of China's coronavirus outbreak.
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