Coronavirus: Health Officials Put China Returnees under Surveillance at Airport

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT

The Nigrrian Government throough Ministry of Health’s Port Health Services at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, have put two passengers who arrived from China under surveillance in order to check the spread deadly Coronavirus.disease.

Nigeria continues to monitor the border posts against the deadly Coronavirus just like other nations of the world.

The countries around the world , including the United States and Australia, said they would deny entry to all foreign visitors who had recently been in China , where the virus first emerged in December .

The death toll from the new virus , which is officially called 2019 -nCov , hit 259 on Saturday .

Almost 12, 000 cases have been confirmed worldwide , with more than 11 ,800 of them in China .

At least, 26 other countries have reported cases , including three in Japan , two in the United Kingdom and two in Australia on Saturday .

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