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FG shuts Lagos, Abuja airports Monday as coronavirus cases hit 22

Airports shuts down on Monday as cases increases to 22.

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


Nigeria’s cases of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic increased geometrically from 12 to 22 on Saturday.The statement read in part, “The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed 10 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. Three new cases in the Federal Capital Territory and seven new cases in Lagos State.

The Lagos and Abuja airports are the two major entry points into Nigeria.

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

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