The Lagos State Government on Wednesday placed 14 countries, including the United States, Canada, France and Germany on the watch list in a bid prevent a third wave of Covid-19 in the state.
Other countries are: Netherlands, Togo, Ghana, Cameroun, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, Abayomi.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja.
According to him, India, Brazil and Turkey where new variants of COVID originated from and is rapidly increasing, especially in the past seven days are classified as the Red countries, while the Amber countries which consists of 14 nations are countries that are currently experiencing active community transmission of the new variants which originated from the Red countries.
The Commissioner added that the Green Countries are countries with no known variants of COVID or records of variants from Red Countries and no clear increase in the number of daily confirmed cases.
Abayomi disclosed that the State government would closely monitor inbound flights from the Red and Amber Countries and set parameters for management of POIs from the countries.