The Federal Government has banned all international flights from landing in Nigerian Airports.
This is a measure taken to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic.
Statement from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) said that the ban on international flights will be effective by Monday 23.
Muhammad Murtala Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be closed to all international flight. This is in addition to the closure of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Akamu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and Port Harcourt international Airport on the 21 March.
The statement said Emergency flights are exempted from this ban and Domestic flights will continue normal operations in all Airports.
All 5 international airports in Nigeria have restricted flights to #PreventCOVID19Spread
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 21, 2020
This is coming after new 10 Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Nigeria, 7 in Lagos, 3 in Abuja. This has risen the total number of the cases recorded in the country to 22.