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Nigeria Declares Some Travellers From Brazil, India, Turkey ‘Wanted’ For Violating COVID-19 Regulations

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Nigeria’s Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has declared some travellers from Brazil, India and Turkey wanted, for violating the provisions  of  the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Regulations Protection, 2021.

The committee had, on May 1, 2021, issued a Travel Advisory for Passengers arriving in Nigeria from Brazil, India and  Turkey.
The precautionary measures are a necessary step to mitigate the risk of importation of variants of concern and break the chain of transmission to the population. Under the new measures, passengers arriving from/or that have visited any of these three countries within fourteen days prior to the visit to Nigeria, are required to follow mandatory arrival quarantine and testing protocols in designated facilities.
The Presidential Steering  Committee, in a statement today, May 23, said that that while most of the arriving passengers  dutifully observed  the  guidelines, some  (Nigerians  and  Foreigners)  have violated  them  in  contravention  of  the regulations.
“Accordingly, the underlisted persons who arrived in Nigeria between 8th May 2021 and 15th May 2021 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and whose names and passport numbers are displayed, have been declared Persons of Interest (POI) on account of posing considerable danger to overall public health  and for the violation of Nigeria COVID-19 travel protocol by evading the mandatory 7-day quarantine for persons arriving from restricted countries.
“Members of the public are by this notice advised that these persons of interest constitute an immediate health hazard to the society. They must therefore transport themselves safely, to the nearest state public health departments within 48hrs of this notice for immediate evaluation and call the Port Health Services, Federal Ministry of Health on 08036134672 or 08032461990 for further directions. The PSC shall in addition, take further steps to sanction these violators.  “These steps include: Disabling their travel passports for a period not less than one year; Cancelation  of  visas/  permits  of foreigners  that  have  abused  our  hospitality;  and  Prosecution under the 2021 Health Protection Regulations. Additional list of Batch II defaulters shall be published in subsequent announcement by the PSC.”
The identified passengers, their names, nationality, passport number, airline, date of arrival were provided.

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