No date yet for local air flight resumption – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated that the Ministry of Aviation is closing gaps in developing precautionary protocols for the resumption of domestic flights in the country.

It would be recalled that in March the Federal Government of Nigeria suspended all flights local and international and ordered the closure of all airports as part of the measures to curb further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic into the country with an index case recorded in the month in Lagos State.

NCAA however said there is no date yet for the resumption.

Captain Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of NCAA, made this known on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Abuja during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

According to Nuhu, ‘’The Ministry of Aviation is closing gaps in developing precautionary protocols for the resumption of domestic flights with no date yet.’’

Also speaking at the briefing, the Minister of State for Health, Senator Olurunnimbe Mamora said the number of deaths related to COVID-19 has been on the increase, saying that states are being challenged by insufficient facilities for isolation and treatment as the cases increase.

The Ministry of Education however said it is unsafe to reopen schools considering the increase in cases of COVID-19 as the Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) called for use of transparent face shields by Nigerians in addition with facemasks.       

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