FG Warns Against Travelling To India, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against travelling to countries that are recording a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially India where they largely go to for medical tourism.

It also listed South Africa, Turkey and Brazil in the travel advisory.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, formerly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, also has warned Nigerians against shunning safety protocols against the virus, saying the pandemic was not over.

The National Incident Manager, PSC, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, spoke at the media briefing by the committee.

Muhammad said, while they continue to reopen the economy, they must also be aware of the happenings around the globe. Mr Chairman, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire have made reference to specific incidents in India, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.

Muhammad noted that the safety guidelines regarding public spaces and mask wearing still applied to public places such as supermarkets, malls, event centers, adding that enforcement will continue to be observed and they will continue to monitor these places for violations.

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