Abike Dabiri tells Nigerians to report returnees who fail to self-Isolate

Abike Dabiri tells Nigerians to report returnees who fail to self-Isolate

- The Nigerian government has called on citizens to report any Nigerian returnee who refuses to self-Isolate upon arrival

- Abike Dabiri, the chairperson of the NIDCOM disclosed that the planned evacuation of Nigerians in the UAE, The UK and USA will soon commence

- Dabiri noted that compulsory 14-day isolation is mandatory for all returnees

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The Nigerian government has called on citizens to report any returnee who refuses to self-Isolate after arriving in the country.

Abike Dabiri, the chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) made the call on Monday, May 4, shortly after disclosing that the planned evacuation of Nigerians UAE, the UK and USA will soon to begin.

COVID-19: Report any Nigerian returnee who refuses to self-Isolate - Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri says compulsory 14-day isolation is mandatory for all returnees. Photo credits: Business Day
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Dabiri noted that compulsory 14-day isolation was mandatory for all returnees

Meanwhile, the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York has said that the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic is set to begin on Sunday, May 10.

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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this was disclosed in a notice signed on Sunday, May 3, by Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul-General on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S.

It was gathered that not less than 700 Nigerians have registered for evacuation with the missions in the U.S.

From the notice, it was stated that the evacuation will be done in batches and the first group of 270 evacuees would be transported through an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 509 to Abuja.

From the notice, it was stated that the evacuation will be done in batches and the first group of 270 evacuees would be transported through an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 509 to Abuja.

In another news report, the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) says Nigerians should stay away from behaviours that may cause the spread of COVID-19 cases in the country or prepare for another lockdown.

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The chairman of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter, Dr Lanre Olosunde, gave the advice on Sunday, May 3, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, Kwara state's capital.

Olosunde's issued the advice following the partial lifting of the four-week lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by the federal government.

The medical doctor warned that the country may be shut down again if the number of cases continues to rise.

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He said that the partial lifting of lockdown was premature just as there is already evidence of community spread and the country's testing capacity is still very low. Olosunde, however, urged Nigerians to behave responsibly and following the laid down rules to ensure the prevention of COVID-19 spread.

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