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COVID-19: FG places fourteen countries on watch list to curb the spread of Coronavirus

The Federal government has placed 14 countries on watch list as part of measures to prevent a possible spread of the new COVID-19 variant. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on Wednesday via his Twitter account.

According to him federal government took the decision due to the discovery of Covid 19 variants from banned countries within the country, adding that Nigerians returning from lesser hajj would have to undergo a compulsory seven-day self-isolation.

He noted that the countries that were affected include Canada, USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Togo, Ghana, Cameroon, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

He further said that anyone who fails to comply with the directive must be prosecuted by the constituted authority
Abayomi disclosed that the state has also developed a five-pillar strategy for to prevent a potential third wave in Lagos which he said include compulsory COVID-19 tests for all travelers, PCR tests to determine variants and mandatory seven-day quarantine.

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