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Nigerian government shuts three airports over coronavirus

Valentine Chinyem

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In a bid to curtail further spread of the deadly coronavirus disease, the Federal Government has shut down three international airports in the country as part.

The three airports affected are Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu.

Nuhu said the three airports would be closed till further notice effective Saturday, March 21.

He added that, the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos would still be opened but no flight from the 13 COVID-19 high-risk countries would be allowed into Nigeria.