FG Shuts Down Three Airports Over Coronavirus      

FG Shuts Down Three Airports Over Coronavirus     

Funsho Akinwale

The Federal Government, on Thursday, shut down activities at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Rivers State.

Captain Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation, while speaking on behalf of the federal government, said the closure was part of its strategic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus across the country.

He said the order would take effect on Saturday, March 21, 2020, adding that the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, would remain open but no flight operations would be allowed from the thirteen high-risk countries banned by the country.

Recall that on Wednesday President Muhammadu Buhari imposed a travel ban on 13 high-risk countries of COVID-19, including the United States and the UK.

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