The Anambra state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr.C.Don Adinuba, has issued a statement on the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan, China, saying that the state government cautions its citizenry to restrict travels to the said city due to the contagious nature of the disease.
Adinuba’s statement which was made available to newsmen in Awka, on Wednesday, has it that, ” the coronavirus may have started in Wuhan, China, but it is a clear and present danger to the international community, including Anambra State.
Therefore, the Anambra State government has decided to issue this advisory to its people, fully aware of our reputation as easily the most traveled Nigerians, if not Africans.
We advise all Ndi Anambra not to travel to the city of Wuhan, China, for now, despite its allure as an industrial and transportation hub
Any Anambra entrepreneur or traveler who has been to Wuhan in central China in the past three weeks is hereby advised to make use of our remedial measures by reporting to the Ministry of Health, Awka.
Our screening facilities are available free-of-charge for all who feel somewhat endangered by the new highly contagious disease.
The Anambra State government notes that the Coronavirus has been confirmed to have spread to 16 countries in Asia, North America, and Asia. It may have well have reached Cote d’Ivoire.
In view of this development, the Government advises those who travel abroad to maintain high hygienic standards by, among other things, washing their hands regularly. They should, in addition, maintain minimum physical contact with the people they meet.
“The safety and comfort of every Anambra person, whether at home or abroad, will remain on the priority list of the Governor Willie Obiano administration.