In order to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus, the Lagos State Government on Thursday, reached an agreement with the China Embassy in Nigeria, to quarantine all Chinese returning to Lagos from their country.

This development was revealed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, during a press conference.

Akinyemi stated that the Chinese government, through her embassy in Nigeria was working with Lagos State Government to prevent the entry of coronavirus into the state.

In his words, “We are very happy with the cooperation we are receiving from the Chinese government. We’ve had a very serious and high-level discussion with the Chinese government through their embassy in Lagos. Our primary concern has been the return of their citizens to Lagos in a few days and we are happy to inform you that the Embassy of China is also concerned about this, and they have sent out information through notifications to their citizens and companies located in Lagos that their citizens should try and remain in China until there is clarity about how this infection is going.

“However, if some of them choose to return, and we cannot restrict people, if they do return to Lagos, the instruction from the Chinese Embassy is that they should be quarantined for a period of 10 to 14 days in their houses, hostels and accommodations.”

Speaking on the Ministry of Health and their role concerning the deadly outbreak, the commissioner said, officials of the ministry would meet with associations and businessmen in Lagos, particularly those who make use of the China-Nigeria trade routes to advise them on their travels to Asian countries, particularly China.

The World Health Organisation is not out of the drastic measures as the renowned health body declared Thursday international emergency on coronavirus.

Punch