Nigeria urged to curb foreign flights over COVID-19

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Nigeria urged to curb foreign flights over COVID-19 surgeNigeria has been urged to restrict foreign flights immediately, amid reports indicating a surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe and the Americas.The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), made the appeal in a statement by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.“We recall that the first index case of COVID-19 in Nigeria which was reported on Feb. 27 came in from Italy. A second case was reported within two weeks of the first in Ewekoro, Ogun State.“All hell broke loose soon after and the country came under lockdown for about three months with dire consequences.“Nigeria should not allow a return of the deadly pandemic. The Federal Government should act now before it is too late.“International passengers troop into the country on a daily basis and there has been no report of quarantines,” he said.

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