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Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over Covid-19 fears

ABUJA: Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday."Non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India or Turkey within Fourteen (14) days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into Nigeria," Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19, said in a statement.The ban will take effect from May 4, the statement said.Nigeria announced 43 confirmed new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing its total to 165,153, with 2,063 deaths.Indian hospitals, morgues and crematoriums have been overwhelmed as the country has reported more than 300,000.

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