JUST IN: China Addresses Alleged Visa Ban on Nigeria

Yesterday, news making the rounds alleged that the Chinese Government had placed a Visa restriction on Nigeria. Well we have confirmations as officials have debunked the reports of China placing visa ban on Nigerians, pending when the Coronavirus will be contained.

The Embassy's Press Officer, Sun Saixiong, addressed the misinformation on Tuesday stating that the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian had only cautioned those who wished to travel to China “not to be in a rush if the trip was not urgent”. He added that the government had reached out to about 60 Nigerians living in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, on Monday, disclosed that China had found a possible cure for the ongoing epidemic, adding that 475 persons had been discharged from the hospital after recovery. He also said that the coronavirus infection had risen to 17,205 from 14,380 confirmed cases while 361 persons had died from the disease which originated from Wuhan in China.

About 21,558 individuals were also suspected of being infected with the virus in the Chinese mainland. He revealed that Chinese scientists are working to develop a vaccine for the virus which the World Health Organisation has declared as an international emergency.

Culled from: Independent NG


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