Coronavirus: Abia Lawmaker advises Abians against travelling to China
The member representing Aba North/South Federal Constituency in House of Representatives, Hon. Ossy Prestige has advised his constituents and Abians in general not to travel to China at the moment considering the fast spreading coronavirus in that part of the world.
In a press statement personally signed by him, the Lawmaker advises Abia residents who have plans to travel to China for business, visit, or any meaningful reason, to hold on until the rage associated with the disease is finally put under control.
According to the release, it is on record that almost 20,000 cases of the virus have been reported, while about 400 lives have been lost as a result of the disease.
The release further stated that it is also important to inform you that the disease is transmitted mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread.
It warned that China is not a good destination now, even as those who traveled are being taken straight from the port of entry to the Hospital and quarantined at their own expense.
The release urged Abia people to uphold the sanctity of their lives and that of others and suspend their travel plans to China until the epidemic virus is brought to the barest minimum mitigation.