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Coronavirus: FG Extends Airport Closure By Two Weeks

 

 

 

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The Federal Government has extended the closure of airports in the country by two weeks, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said on Monday.

The govt had shut all international airports in the country on March 23 for one month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And President Muhammadu Buhari had extended the closure to all local airports in the country while announcing 14-day lockdown in Abuja; Lagos and Ogun States on March 29.

But despite the closure of these airports and all others in the country to commercial flight operations, the government had said emergency and essential flights are allowed within the period.

Announcing the extension on Monday via Twitter, the aviation minister said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 due to the extended lockdown in the three cities. President Buhari had on April 13 extended the lockdown order in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun.

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