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Update on COVID-19: FG Shuts Lagos, Abuja Airports as Coronavirus Cases Hit 35 And 1 Death
Update on COVID-19: FG Shuts Lagos, Abuja Airports as Coronavirus Cases Hit 35 And 1 Death
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By - Ayo Obafemi

Posted - 23-03-2020

CGTN Africa has rolled out a week long series titled “Africa Battles COVID-19”.

On today’s series, we report on Africa’s response to coronavirus from Nigeria, South Africa to Kenya and how the continent is knuckling down to tackle the pandemic head on.

In a statement signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, the closure of international flight operations at the Lagos and Abuja airports are in addition to the three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt shut for flight operations on Saturday.

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

“Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports.”

Today, one death was recorded of Former Managing Director of PPMC Suleiman Achimugu, may his soul rest in perfect peace.

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