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Hotels in Abuja, Lagos declined to be used as quarantine centres – Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs,Mr Geofrey Onyeama on Tuesday said most hotels in Abuja and Lagos had refused to be used as Quarantine centres for Nigerian returnees abroad.

Onyeama disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily press briefinf in Abuja while stating that the affected hotels preferred to be empty than accommodate suspected Coronavirus patients

He applauded the Governor of Lagos state, Governor BabaJide SanwoOlu for playing a significant role in securing some hotels in lagos however stating the challenge of beating living expenses submitted by hotels as some returnees couldnt cope with the bills.

Onyeama added that the Government would have to look for a way to stand in for them, adding that the hotels secured also wanted to be paid in advance before the retunnes can be quarantined.

He also said that there were certain measures that needed to be considered before bringing Nigerians willing to return from abroad.

The minister explained that the measures were to forestall jeopardising the success the country had recorded in the fight against COVID-19

Source: Premium Times


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