Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 30 January 2020 | 818 times
The Anambra State Government has called on its people to avoid travelling to China, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease.
The disease, which originated from Wuhan, a city in central China, is said to have killed over a hundred people and is also confirmed to have spread to 16 countries in Asia, North America and Asia.
In a statement on Wednesday, Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Mr. C Don Adinuba, said that the warning was necessitated by the reputation of the state as the most travelled Nigerians, if not Africans.
He said: “We advise all Anambra people not to travel to the city of Wuhan, China, for now, despite its allure as an industrial and transportation hub.
“Any Anambra entrepreneur or traveller, who has been to Wuhan in central China in the past three weeks is hereby advised to make use of our remedial measures by reporting to the Ministry of Health, Awka.
“Our screening facilities are available free-of-charge for all who feel somewhat endangered by the new highly contagious disease.
“In view of this development, the Government advises those who travel abroad to maintain high hygienic standards among other things, washing their hands regularly.
“They should, in addition, maintain minimum physical contact with people they meet.
“The safety and comfort of every Anambra person, whether at home or abroad, will remain on the priority list of the Gov. Willie Obiano administration.”
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