Over 2,000 Covidiots’ Passports Terminated By Nigerian Government.
Written by Editor on September 29, 2021
The Nigerian government has suspended passports of more than 2,000 Nigerians indicted for violating Covid-prevention protocols after returning from abroad.
Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, who sits on the president’s Covid committee, said that the passports would remain suspended for a year according to a BBC report.
As the country anticipates a third wave of infections, Nigeria appears to have strengthened its surveillance system at the airports, seaports and land borders.
Attention is now drawn onto travelers, especially those arriving from what are seen as high-risk countries that might try and evade isolation orders.
People arriving from places such as India, South Africa, Brazil and Turkey are expected to be in quarantine for 14 days at government-approved facilities.
Yesterday (Tuesday), 295 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 205,047 cases have been confirmed, 193,260 cases discharged and 2,695 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Nigeria was one of the African countries ranked below average in the “Covid Performance” index published at the end of January 2021 by the Lowy Institute.