Ogun State government have barred Chinese nationals from leaving their apartments in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Communications, Remmy Hazzan told newsmen that security agents were deployed to the apartment of “returning Chinese nationals” to ensure an effective “self isolation”.
Hazzan expressed hope of the action stopping the possibility of any foreigner manifesting signs of coronavirus and not being noticed on time by health officials.
“What we have done is to effect self-isolation (of returning Chinese nationals) in the places where they live. We have them in quarries; some in farms and the estate in Ogun-Quandong Free Trade Zone, Igbesa, is 100 per cent Chinese.
“These nationals are isolated in these places. As a matter of fact, we have security officials manning the entrances to all these places to forestall any breach.
“We also have people running errands for them (Chinese) to forestall the likelihood of anyone trying to go into neighbouring towns.”