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General News of Thursday, 13 May 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Lagos State government places 14 countries on coronavirus watchlist

Akin Abayomi, State Commissioner Akin Abayomi, State Commissioner

To stem the spread of the coronavirus infection in the country, Lagos State has placed 14 countries on a coronavirus watchlist.

This is according to the State Commissioner, Akin Abayomi.

In his announcement on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Abayomi stated that the travellers coming from other countries into Lagos have been classified into three groups namely, the red, amber and green countries.

He mentioned that the state government is putting in place measures that will guide the management of inbound passengers of interest (POIs) from other countries.

The red countries include India, Brazil and Turkey where new variants of COVID-19 are leading to a high infection rate.

The amber countries are Canada, US, France, Germany, Netherlands, Togo, Ghana, Cameroun, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

The green countries are countries where there are no records of variants from red countries and no clear increase in the number of daily confirmed cases.

“Our protocol for management of inbound passengers from the Red Countries will include: a mandatory PCR test 72 hours before departure, PCR test post arrival and a 14-day isolation in a government approved facility paid for by the passenger.

“Passengers of interests from the Amber Countries are also required to do PCR test 72 hours before departure, PCR test post arrival and a mandatory seven days isolation at home which will be monitored by our logistics, surveillance and EkoTELEMED teams," he said.

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