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Coronavirus: Nigerians returning from abroad will be quarantined – FG

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*The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus (PTF-COVID19) has just concluded its inaugural meeting and announced a number of decisions:*

_PTF-COVID19 Decisions, March 17, 2020_

— The general public is strongly advised to cancel or postpone all non-essential travel – whether business or pleasure – abroad, especially to “high-risk countries.” (Will list countries later in thread)

— ALL official travel by public officials and civil servants is hereby banned “until further notice.” Approvals previously granted for such travel are accordingly rescinded.

— Everyone traveling / returning to Nigeria from abroad is urged to strictly self-isolate for 14 days in their homes. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has today issued guidelines for self-isolation; these will be widely publicized.

— Everyone traveling / returning to Nigeria from countries with high Community Transmission Rates (especially countries with 1,000 cumulative cases and above) will be actively followed up for 14 days by the Health Authorities.

— Federal government urges the general public to maintain social distancing and avoid crowded places.

— Government of Nigeria will continue to follow all emerging scenarios and provide updates on a continuous basis.

All of these highlights are from a just-concluded Press Conference by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who’s also the Chair of the Presidential Task Force on the Coronavirus (PTF-COVID19).

The Task Force just concluded inaugural meeting.

Membership of the “Presidential Task Force for the Control of the Coronavirus Disease.” (full name).

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