China No Longer Issuing Visa To Nigerians
The Chinese Government has announced that it is suspending the issuance of Visa to Nigerians as part of its plan to contain and defeat the deadly Coronavirus affecting its territory.
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, made the announcement on Monday, stating that China is concerned about the health of foreign nationals visiting their country, hence the need to curb influx of people into the country.
“Life comes first. The Chinese Government is committed to safeguarding the lives and health of the Chinese people.
“We will, in a responsible manner, safeguard the life of every foreign national in China and address their legitimate concerns in a timely manner.
“We will continue to strengthen communication and coordination with the international community and work hand in hand for the epidemic prevention and control,” he said.
He made it known that a total of 60 Nigerians are living in Wuhan city where the virus first broke out, but no Nigerian in China has been infected yet so far.