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According to The Nation, from Monday March 23, the Federal Government has declared it will shut down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria has already recorded 22 confirmed cases of the deadly virus.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, disclosed this in a statement.
Three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt shut for flight operations were shut on Saturday, leaving the two most important airports in the country open.
The closure will last April 23, according to Nuhu, adding emergency and essential flights would be operated from both airports within the period.
He said the measure is expedient due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic which increased geometrically from 12 to 22 cases on Saturday.
He noted that domestic flight operations would continue normally in all airports in the country.