Corona Virus: We will shut borders when the time is right - Rauf Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed why the country's borders are not yet closed over the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to the former Governor of Osun State, the Federal Government is yet to place a travel ban on visitors from the USA and Europe because the Federal Ministry of Health is doing a fantastic job in combating the deadly disease. 

He added that appropriate advice will be given when it becomes necessary for Nigeria to close its borders. 

Aregbesola tweeted; 

"The @Fmohnigeria is leading Nigeria’s efforts on combating Corona Virus and they are doing a fantastic job at it. According to the yesterday’s briefing from the minister, @DrEOEhanire, Nigeria will continue to monitor incoming travelers and select those that are fit for secondary screening. If and when the time comes for Nigeria to lock up our borders, appropriate advice will be given to that effect.
"For now, let us trust the professionals handling the job and continue to maintain high personal hygiene and other measures, as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health."

When the time comes for Nigeria to lock up its borders over coronavirus, appropriate advice will be given - Aregbesola