China Has Temporarily Banned Nigerians and Stop Issuing Visas Due To Corona Virus

4 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
(m) at 4-02-2020 07:19AM (4 months ago)

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The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian, on Monday, said the embassy had stopped issuance of visas for now.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that he also advised Nigerians planning to travel to China to suspend their plans pending when the spread of the virus would be contained.

He also reiterated China’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of Nigerians and other nationals living in that country.

The ambassador stated this while briefing newsmen on the coronavirus outbreak in his country and the measures put in place to contain the scourge.


He said China had taken the most comprehensive, rigorous containment, and mitigation measures beyond the requirements of international health regulations.

He said by such measures China was not only protecting the health of its people but also that of the people around the world.

According to Zhou, checking the spread of the coronavirus is a common concern of the international community.

“Life comes first. The Chinese government is committed to safeguarding the lives and health of the Chinese people.

“We will, in a responsible manner, safeguard the life of every foreign national in China and address their legitimate concerns in a timely manner.

“We will continue to strengthen communication and coordination with the international community and work hand in hand for the epidemic prevention and control,” he said.

He also advised other countries to adopt a responsible attitude, work together to combat the virus, and avoid overreaction that might result in more negative spillover effects.

He added that a total of 60 Nigerians were living in Wuhan city where the virus broke out from, adding that no Nigerian in China had been infected.



Dankakuri1 (m) at 4-02-2020 09:20AM
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Who ever is responsible for the header on this story needs to be sanctioned. This is the problem we have with armchair journalist who don't know how to write a headline. "China bans Nigerians" where in the story is that validated.
Your editors need to proof read articles before posting to the public.
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jahlovesme (m) at 4-02-2020 09:59AM
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thank you for the ban..its better that way
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Haso112 (m) at 4-02-2020 01:01PM
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Quote from: Dankakuri1 on  4-02-2020 09:20AM
Who ever is responsible for the header on this story needs to be sanctioned. This is the problem we have with armchair journalist who don't know how to write a headline. "China bans Nigerians" where in the story is that validated.
Your editors need to proof read articles before posting to the public.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING YET... PEOPLE THAT ARE MAD, I DON COMPLAIN TIRE...
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Haso112 (m) at 4-02-2020 01:01PM
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Quote from: jahlovesme on  4-02-2020 09:59AM
thank you for the ban..its better that way

YOU DIDN'T READ....
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