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Everything travellers arriving from high risk countries must do to curtail spread of coronavirus

Breaking News: FG issues travel ban to 13 countries 

There are few things travellers arriving from high risk countries can do to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) all travellers to Nigeria will be screened on entry, regardless of country of travel origin. Thermal cameras have been used to detect fever on entry.

Screening forms are being used to collect travel history, contact details of the passenger and next of kin.

All travellers from China, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Italy to Nigeria are strongly advised to self-isolate at home, even if asymptomatic. They will be followed up by for 14 days by NCDC and Port Health Services. If they become symptomatic, they are advised to call NCDC.

All travellers from countries with at least one confirmed case do not need to undertake any special measures immediately. If they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate at home immediately and call NCDC.

The NCDC also advised that all travellers to Nigeria to maintain a high level of personal and respiratory hygiene.