Breaking: FG Shuts Down Three Airports Over Coronavirus In Nigeria

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The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has shut down three international airports in the country as a measure to check coronavirus in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Musa Nuhu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night, March 19.

This online news platform understands that the statement listed the three airports shut to include; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said the three airports would be closed till further notice, effective Saturday, March 21.

Nuhu, however, said the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos would still be open but no flight operations will be allowed from the 13 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) high-risk countries.

The development is coming after the federal government ordered the closure of all tertiary institutions and unity schools across the country.

Meanwhile, Nigeria currently has 12 active coronavirus cases in the West African country. The federal government has taken many measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

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