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Coronavirus: Nigeria extends airport closure by two weeks



AS PART of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has extended closure of airports in the country by two weeks.

  Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this in a post on his Twitter handle.

  Explaining that essential flights could be operated from any of the airports within the period, Sirika stated that the move was part of efforts to contain the spread of the virus and further track it down.

  Sirika equally said that the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 due to the extended lockdown in the three cities.

 “As a result of the extension on lockdown by Mr. President, it is no longer possible for us to open our airspace and airports for normal operations by April 23, 2020. They will remain closed for a further two weeks.

This is subject to review as appropriate,” he stated.

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