Coronavirus: FG stops international flights into Nigeria, shuts Lagos, Abuja airports

Coronavirus: FG stops international flights into Nigeria, shuts Lagos, Abuja airports


The federal government has stopped international flights from coming into the country, include g shutting the Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe and Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airports.

The government’s action came hours after the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire announced that 10 new cases of coronavirus has been confirmed, bringing to the total cases in the country to 22 (two have been discharged).

Prior to this latest report, the federal government had ordered the closure of three international airports in the country, including the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed this in a statement signed on Saturday by Musa Nuhu (NCAA Director General).

The statement reads;

“Further to our earlier letter on restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday 23 March at 2300Z to 23 April at 2300z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to international flights,” the statement read.

“This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano (DNKN); Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (DNEN); and Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa (DNPO) effective Saturday, 21 March at 2300Z.

“Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights.”

NCAA, however, disclosed that domestic flights would continue operations at all airports across the nation.

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