The presidential steering committee on COVID-19 has declared 90 travellers as ‘persons of interest’ for violating the protocol for passengers arriving Nigeria from selected countries.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the PSC said it will sanction the travellers by disabling their passports for a year, while foreigners visa will be cancelled.
The affected travellers are those who arrived Nigeria from Brazil, India and Turkey. They have been mandated to report to the nearest government health facility within the next 48 hours.
The statement read, “Members of the public are by this notice advised that these persons of interest constitute an immediate health hazard to the society. They must therefore transport themselves safely, to the nearest state public health departments within 48hrs of this notice for immediate evaluation and call the Port Health Services, Federal Ministry of Health on 08036134672 or 08032461990 for further directions.
“The PSC shall, in addition, take further steps to sanction these violators. These steps include Disabling their travel passports for a period not less than one year; cancellation of visas/ permits of foreigners that have abused our hospitality; and Prosecution under the 2021 Health Protection Regulations.”