Saturday, 7 March 2020

Chinese nationals abscond from project site in Imo state, after citizens beg government to quarantine them



   Chinese nationals have absconded from a project site in Imo State for fear of being quarantined for Coronavirus.

   The Chinese nationals working for the Chec Engineering for the past three weeks left the site and had not been seen anywhere in the state, The Nation reports. They were said to have been in the state when the news broke out that some workers were been quarantined in Ogun State. Some of the workers interviewed said that they have not seen the Chinese who were supervising the project at the sites.

   A Nigerian worker who craved anonymity said that the Chineses were no longer coming to supervise the road construction work. The road contract was awarded to the Chinese company to execute the Ihiagwa- Nekede Polytechnic Road, Owerri-Aba and Akachi roads, but the nationals deserted the sites when the news of the coronavirus went viral.

  However, some Imo indigenes have expressed worry about the presence of the Chinese workers in the state and demanded that the state government should quarantine the workers to safeguard the citizens from the deadly virus.

  Nze Paul Osuji appealed to the state government to do something about the presence of the Chinese company in the state to ensure that the Chinese nationals and the Nigerian workers are free from the disease.

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