Nigerians have been warned by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that they could contract coronavirus by patronising imported fairly used textiles.
The head of Imo/Abia operations of NEMA, Evans Ugoh, gave the warning when addressing disaster stakeholders at a workshop, The Nation reports.
The official noted that it would be dangerous for Nigerians to patronise imported fairly used textiles because contagious materials on the fairly used cloths could transfer the virus.
He advised the federal government to ban the importation of fairly used textiles in other to discourage smugglers.
“We should be aware that those already diagnosed with the virus abroad could also dispose their clothes where it could eventually be imported to Nigeria”, he said.