China Extends Lunar New Year

In a bid to fight the Coronavirus, the China LNY Holiday has been extended further till 2nd of February 2020. Shanghai date extends further till 9th February 2020. The world biggest port is located in Shanghai, China.

The coronavirus first surfaced in 2019 and has since gradually spread into towns and cities in China. It has overtime injected fear as other countries make serious preventive steps to curb or restrict it from reaching or crossing the border.


A Call to Pay Attention to General Hygiene

The recent outbreak of respiratory illness reportedly caused by a Novel Coronavirus spreading across China, has as at the time of this post, claimed the lives of about 170 people while over 300,000 have been infested, so far.

Coronavirus is contagious and it spread from person to person. It was first recorded in Wuhan, China but now spreading across provinces in the country.

Coronavirus is any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals. In the case of human, coronavirus causes respiratory infections, which includes common cold.


Taking Preventive Measures more Seriously

Although the spread is not dominant in Nigeria yet, serious measures are expected to be in place by relevant Government Agencies like the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, the Ports health as well as the Immigration Service.

Their role is basically to ensure that seafarers coming to Nigeria undergo a serious screening process, as these are the first point of contact.

With the recent record of the latest positive test reported in Cote D’ Ivoire, evidence points to the fact that Africa is still invulnerable notwithstanding.

Arguably, with the speedy spread to over 16 countries, there is a need to ‘hold caution in the hands.’


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Health Tips to Avoid the Virus

To observe the Virus, the following are the symptoms to watch out against.

  1. runny nose,
  2. headache,
  3. cough,
  4. sore throat,
  5. fever,
  6. a general feeling of being unwell.


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While the Federal Government in Nigeria is expected to take appropriate precautions and preventive actions before we have an epidemic in Nigeria, please be advised to watch out for symptoms and report any slight suspicion to your Doctor immediately.

According to CDC, “the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.” However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. coronavirus
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Take more fluid to keep your throat in a moist state. Drink more clean warm water
  • Avoid fried or spicy food
  • Take vitamin C as prescribed by the Doctor, etc.


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Based on the above, BowaGate Global China Warehouse remains closed, to fully continue business on 10th February 2020. In case of any emergency, contact us for prompt attention.

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