This was contained in a statement issued by the Chinese embassy in Nigeria via its official Twitter handle on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
The Chinese authorities said its embassy will no longer issue certified health declaration form for non-Chinese nationals in the country.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visa or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement,” the statement reads.
“The Chinese embassy and consulate in Nigeria will no longer issue Certified Health Declaration Form for the above-mentioned personnel.
“Entry by holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals visitingChina for emergency needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassy or consulate. Entry by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria with visas issued after 3 November 2020 will not be affected.
“The suspension is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of COVID-19. The above-mentioned measures will be assessed in accordance with the evolving situation and any adjustment will be announced accordingly.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement.
— Chinese Embassy in Nigeria (@china_emb_ng) November 5, 2020
KanyiDaily had earlier reported that as of November 5, 2020, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases stood at 63,328; death, 1,155 and recoveries 59,675.