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Coronavirus: Nigerian govt shuts down Lagos, Abuja airports

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The Federal Government says the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be shut effective Monday, March 23.

This is contained 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 is in addition to the three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt shut for flight operations on Saturday.

Nuhu said the closure would last till April 23, adding that emergency and essential flights would be operated from both airports within the period.

He said the measure is expedient due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic which increased geometrically from 12 to 22 cases on Saturday.

He noted that domestic flight operations would continue normally in all airports in the country.

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