Covid-19: FG declare 90 travelers as ‘persons of interest’


Federal government has publicly declared a total of 90 travellers who recently visited or arrived from India, Brazil and Turkey, as potential health hazards to the society and seek their whereabouts.

A statement issued yesterday night by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and signed by its chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said the identified individuals failed to observe the newly instituted mandatory protocols recently put in place against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the statement, the list, which contains a total of 27 Indians and 63 Nigerians, arrived Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

According to the committee, the 27 Indian violators were categorized as unregistered.

The statement gave the dates of their arrival to be between May 8 and 15, noting that they evaded the mandatory seven-day quarantine for persons arriving from restricted countries.