World Health Organization has listed Enugu State among States with high risk of coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.
Other states include, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Lagos, Kano, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Port Harcourt, Delta and Bayelsa.
This was revealed by the technical officer on health emergency programme for WHO, Dhamari Naido while speaking to journalists at a media training for reporters on coronavirus outbreak.
She disclosed that Nigeria was self-assessed as high in a risk assessment by the organisation
According to the organization, the assessment probably took the direction because of the frequent travels between Nigerians and the Chinese.
She said: “Nigeria was self-assessed as high in a risk assessment by the World Health Organisation, primarily because of the frequent travel between China and Nigeria.”
She reiterated that while the WHO is working on strengthening surveillance at ports of entry by supporting temperature screening, and visual observation, airlines have also been informed about travel forms to enable monitoring of travellers coming in from China.
Naido noted that the international organization has deployed a surge team comprising of experts from the African region to support the work of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health.
The technical officer on health emergency programme said the team will also help in planning and preparing the country against the coronavirus outbreak.