Nigeria’s minister for State, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Olorunibe Mamora has come out to say that Nigerians should avoid stigmatization as the coronavirus outbreak in China gets worse.
Mamora believes that when the time is right for FG to evacuate Nigerians living in Wuhan, China, they will waste no time to get it done.
According to him, the country is in touch with her ambassador in China plus the Chinese ambassador to Nigeria and discussions on the virus and safety of the citizens have been frequent.
He added the Chinese government is also testing everyone that is leaving the country to make sure the spread does not continue.
His words, “We are in touch with our ambassador in China and the Chinese ambassador to Nigeria is also in touch with the ministry,”
“We are getting information on the condition of Nigerians in Wuhan and we are monitoring the health of our citizens, if and when the need arises to evacuate them, we will do so but we don’t want a situation where we create panic. This is not time for fear, this is not time for stigmatization. It is time for science.
“The Chinese government is testing everyone that is trying to leave China to ensure that they don’t go and spread the virus to anyone.”