FG speaks about the danger of travelling to India, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has warned citizens against travelling to countries that are documenting the third wave of their COVID-19 pandemic.
The countries which are currently recording a third wave of the pandemic are India, Brazil, South Africa and Turkey.
The National Incident Manager (NIM) of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, disclosed this in the media briefing by the committee on Monday.
Muhammad also cautioned Nigerians against obeying security protocols against COVID-19, insisting that the virus wasn’t over.
He said, “While we continue to reopen the economy, we have to also be aware of the happenings around the world. Mr Chairman (Boss Mustapha) and the Honourable Minister of Health (Osagie Ehanire) have made reference to specific incidents in India, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.
“We sympathise with the people of those countries [India, Brazil, South Africa and Turkey] since it is really a very trying time, particularly for India that’s recording more than 300,000 cases a day and recording within 2,000 deaths.
“India is a choice destination for medical tourism for Nigeria. We know that many Nigerians like to travel — to visit India but today… we urge Nigerians to limit all journeys to only essential travels, especially to these affected countries.”