Covid-19: NIS arrest 9 Cameroonians for illegal migration
As part of measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the Nigeria Immigration Service [NIS] in Cross River State has arrested 9 Cameroonians for illegal entry into Cross River through the Mfum Border in Entung local government area of the state and at the Ikang border post in Bakassi.
The arrest was carried out by Immigration personnel on routine border patrol.
At the moment, Cross River State which is still Covid-19 free, seems to be surrounded by states with the pandemic including the international community of Cameroon.
Cameroon’s coronavirus tally as of April 5 stood at 650, Health Minister Manaouda Malachie confirmed in his daily briefing posted on Twitter.
We went to 650 tonight. Unfortunately, it will still climb these days with the massive testing campaign that we launched. So we all MUST, cover our noses and mouths when we leave our house. Please, protect our lives and the lives of others
— Dr MANAOUDA MALACHIE (@DrManaouda) April 5, 2020
Of the current figure, 203 were new cases that came from tests run 800 travellers that arrived in the country recently. Cameroon also has 17 recovered patients with eight deaths.
While commending the Immigration for this achievement, I want to also call on the Covid-19 taskforce team in Cross River State to strengthen all its members at various borders to ensure no exit or entry into the state until the pandemic is fought to a standstill.
While on border patrol with the Immigration, I found out that maritime transportation has been suspended, while fishing activities was still ongoing, especially at the Calabar channel.