The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has appealed to all returning travellers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols in order to ensure that no positive case is imported into the country.
The Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC, Elsie Ilori, made the appeal at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic.
“As international flights resume we do not want to see an influx of imported cases, so it’s important that we maintain the gains that we have achieved so far.
“We need the cooperation of all returning passengers and their adherence to protocols that have been put in place”, she appealed.
She reiterated the need for travellers to self isolate for at least seven days and get tested for a second time in country.
“For every passengers that comes into the country, you must self isolate for at least seven day. This means strictly staying at home or an identified accommodation away from the general public.
“On the seventh day of isolation you must present at a designated sample collection centre for your sample to be collected for test. If you test positive, You will be treated based on the national care management guidelines, if you test negative, you can rejoin society.
“So, we urge all incoming passengers to take responsibility and support efforts being made to halt the spread of COVID-19”, she said.