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COVID-19 :FG extends airport closure by 2 weeks

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Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday disclosed that the Federal Government has extended the closure of airports in the country by two weeks due to the fast rise of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Blackboxnigeria earlier reported  that the FG shut all international airports in the country on Monday, March 23, as a necessary measure to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The aviation minister, while making the disclosure on his Twitter account said :the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 due to the extended lockdown in the three cities (Lagos, Ogun and Abuja), noting that emergency and essential flights could be operated from any of the airports within the period.

He said, “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 the 23rd April 2020.

“They will remain closed for a further two weeks. This subject to review as appropriate.”

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