Coronavirus: We will evacuate Nigerians from China when the need arises – Minister

Coronavirus: We will evacuate Nigerians from China when the need arises – Minister

Despite repeated pleas from Nigerians stranded in China to be evacuated home, the federal government has given the assurance that if and when the need arises, Nigerians especially those located in Wahun would be evacuated.

The disclosure was made by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora, on Monday, February 17, in Abuja, during a press briefing. Mamora went to note that the health of Nigerians in China is been monitored through the Ambassador in China.

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He said: “We are in touch with our Ambassador in China and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria is also in touch with the ministry, and we are getting information on the condition of Nigerians in Wuhan.”

“We are monitoring the health of our citizens, if and when the need arises to evacuate them, we will do so but we don’t want a situation we create panic, this is not time for fear, this is not time for stigmatization, it is time for science.”

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Since the outbreak of the virus in 2019 several countries have evacuated and quarantined their citizens from the country.

The virus has so far killed over 1800 people with tens of thousands more infected.

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