COVID-19: Nigerian govt extends flight ban by four weeks

COVID-19: Nigerian govt extends flight ban by four weeks

The federal government has extended the ban on local and international flights by four weeks, in a bid to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

This was revealed by the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Wednesday, Boss Mustapha, during the daily briefing on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow marks the last day for the enforcement of the closure of Nigeria’s airspace to flights.

“We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks.

“The Honourable minister of aviation will give you details during this briefing,” Mustapha said.

President Muhammadu Buhari relaxed a five-week lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states from this Monday.

Nigeria currently had 2,950 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

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    • Its better but if the politician will held to that, not when any of there family member wants to travel or come into to the country, won’t they allow the flight to to come in

  1. Its better but if the politician will held to that, not when any of there family member wants to travel or come into to the country, won’t the allow the flight to to come in.

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