FG denies abandoning 60 Nigerians living in Wuhan, China

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The Federal Government has denied abandoning about 60 Nigerians living in Wuhan, China as coronavirus ravages the city.

Nigerian citizens, including students living and studying in China, had accused the Federal Government of failing to aid their evacuation from the Chinese province where the deadly coronavirus was first reported.

But while reading a communiqué released at the end of an emergency meeting of the Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States on regional preparedness and response to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, held in Bamako, Mali, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunibe Mamora, said in Abuja, on Monday, that the Nigerian government was in touch with the Chinese government concerning Nigerians in China.

He said if the need arises to evacuate, the Federal government would do that, saying they were avoiding creating a panic situation.