Seaports of entry in Nigeria have been on the alert to ensure vessels calling at the ports are monitored for cases of the coronavirus disease.
The Nigerian Ports Authority said that it has set plans in place with the Port Health Service to ensure that crew of any vessel identified with the disease are immediately quarantined.
The Ports Authority, however, made it known that although there hadn’t been any case of COVID-19 recorded, it had started sensitizing port users on what to do while they are inside the ports.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, on Channels Sunrise programme Monday morning, encouraged Nigerians on improved hand- washing practice.
He advised that people should wash their hands with soap and water and endeavour to use handkerchief when they have a cold and have to cough and sneeze repeatedly.