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COVID-19: Nigerian govt shuts airspace, notifies foreign airlines

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on (NAMA) on Saturday formally notified all foreign airlines operating in the country on the shut down of its airspace.

A Notice to Airmen signed by one Adamu B. H. of the Aeronautical Information Services Department said the decision takes effect from 12:00 midnight on Tuesday.

The Federal Government had earlier ordered the closure of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, over the Coronavirus pandemic had killed about 10, 000 people and infected 200,000 others in 60 countries across the globe.

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The country’s health authorities on Saturday confirmed 10 fresh cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of people with the disease in the West African nation to 22.

Three out of the 10 fresh cases were discovered in the country’s capital, Abuja, and seven others in Lagos.

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