42 COVID-19 Infections Recorded As Federal Government Rules Out Restrictions
The Federal Government has insisted it will not impose COVID-19 restrictions on China despite the rising infections in the East Asia country.
The Coordinator and Technical Head of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Muktar Muhammad, who stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, however, said the government has raised the surveillance level in the country.
China’s decision to relax its strict COVID-19 rules to curb the virus and lack of transparency has been greeted with some anxiety in many countries. At least 23 countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from China amid fears of an increase in COVID-19.
Data from the World Health Organisation shows that China reported 24,565 new cases on January 13, 2023, and so far, there are ten million eight hundred and fifty-five thousand three hundred and sixty-nine confirmed cases and 33,698 deaths.
However, Muhammad said countries imposing restrictions on China are doing so without a scientific basis as available data shows that cases are increasing worldwide.