Covid-19 Second Wave: Ban Flights From UK – Atiku Warns Buhari Govt
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Former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubarka has called on the government of Nigeria as a matter of urgency to ban flights from United Kingdom (UK) owing to the new strain of Coronavirus.
Atiku made the call on Sunday evening via his official verified Twitter handle @atiku.
He wrote via his handle: The new strain of COVID19 that has erupted in the United Kingdom, and specifically, London, can add to Nigeria’s health emergency if we do not act with an abundance of caution and temporarily halt all flights to and from the UK until this new strain is brought under control.
Already, prudent nations are taking prompt action, and Nigeria must take necessary precautions due to the volume of air traffic between Nigerian airports and London, where this new strain has erupted.
We must face the reality that our health sector is not sufficiently prepared to handle a sudden and unpredictable surge of this pandemic. We have already lost lives needlessly. We need not lose more. In the case of this virus, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The reason Nigeria took a harder than necessary hit during the first wave of the #COVID19 virus is that the Federal Government failed to heed the warnings of well-meaning Nigerians, like myself and others, to shut down our borders once the virus became a pandemic.