COVID-19: Nigeria shuts Kano, Port Harcourt, Enugu airports

Aminu Kano International Airport

By Our Reporter

In a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Nigerian government has closed three of its international airports.

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

Musa Nuhu, director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday.

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

According to Nuhu, 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.

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