Nigeria to extend flight ban

Nigerian airports will remain closed for an additional four weeks in a bid to control the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the country’s government has announced.

This extension, is the second since March 23, when the Nigerian government initiated a suspension on all of its commercial flights.

According to the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, the federal government decided to extend the flight ban after due consultation and thorough safety consideration.

“We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on expert advice, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks” ,Mustapha says

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Wednesday that the country has recorded 3,145 cases of COVID-19 with 103 deaths.

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