China stops issuance of visas to Nigerians

China has placed visa restrictions on Nigerians pending when the Coronavirus ravaging the country will be contained.

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, on Monday said the embassy had stopped the issuance of visas to Nigerians.

The ambassador said China was concerned about the health of other nationals visiting China and has taken the measure to protect them.

“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 added that a total of 60 Nigerians were living in Wuhan city where the virus broke out from, adding that no Nigerian in China had been infected.

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