Coronavirus has paused Nigeria – all international airports to be closed from Monday, Premium Times reports.
“Effective Monday 23 March at 2300Z to 23 April at 2300z, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos (DNMM) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (DNAA) will be closed to international flights,” Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Director-General, Musa Nuhu.
The directive follows Thursday’s suspension of international flights to other major airports that include Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu IbiamInternational Airport, Enugu, and Port-Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.
Of the 10 new cases, 3 are in the Federal Capital Territory and 7 are in Lagos
9 out of the 10 cases have travel history outside Nigeria in the last one week. The 10th case is a close contact of a confirmed case.
Train stations are also paused:
The statement reads: “the board and management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) have decided to stop all passengers’ trains operation as from Monday 23rd March,2020. This is in view of the report of the already known coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak.
“Further information on passengers’ trains services will be made available in due course to our esteemed passengers.”
The federal government on Saturday, announced 10 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria.
Updated – 3/23/2020
Bad time for aviation business: Air transport business going through a decline in Nigeria, so the plea from NANTA [National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA)] is expected as the country’s Aviation Industry has been projected to lose N160.58 billion and 2.2 million jobs in 2020 as the Coronavirus continues to spread. The confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria is now 25, while two have been discharged.