Coronavirus: FG Extends Ban on Flights for One Another Four Weeks

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The Federal Government has extended the ban placed on flights in the country as part of efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus for another four weeks.

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, said the federal government decided to extend the flight ban by four weeks after due consultation.

“We have assessed the situation in the aviation industry and have come to the conclusion that given the facts available to us and based on the advice of experts, the ban on all flights will be extended for an additional four weeks,” Mustapha said at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Wednesday.

“The Honourable minister of aviation will give you details during this briefing.”

On other efforts being made to curtail the spread of the virus, Mustapha said the PTF had continued to interface with state governors.

He disclosed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control will be visiting Kogi and Cross Rivers States to provide support to the State EOCs.


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