CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria at risk as Chinese Nationals who went home annual Lunar celebrations, set to return

CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria at risk as Chinese Nationals who went home annual Lunar celebrations, set to return

The Nigerian Immigration Service have revealed fears that Nigerian visitors to Chinese cities may contract the Coronavirus disease and spread it to others on arrival in the country if stringent measures are not taken at the airports and other border points.

According to the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, 160 Chinese firms operating in the country had employed over 200,000 Nigerians, many of whom are sent to China for training and seminars from time to time.

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Also, official figures obtained on Friday by Saturday PUNCH indicated that about 120,000 Chinese nationals visit Nigeria annually mainly to explore business and other economic opportunities in agriculture, solid mineral exploration and mining.

Also, no fewer than 30,000 Nigerians travel to different Chinese cities every year for business or tourism.

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