FG rolls out measures for UK, S’African returnees


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By Omeiza Ajayi

The Federal Government has rolled out new containment measures against the importation of COVID-19 particularly from the United Kingdom and South Africa, saying returnees from both countries are required to present two documents before boarding.

National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, disclosed this during Thursday’s briefing of the Taskforce.

He said; “In particular, international travellers must register with the Nigeria international travel portal.

“We are concerned a out the emergence of the new variant of COVID-19 in the UK and an additional mutant in South Africa. Our protocol to ensure the safety of our citizens and prevent the importation of cases into the country is one of the most strict.

“Specifically, for the UK and South Africa, the PTF has met and we have decided that additional…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper