Nigeria resumes domestic flights

Domestic flights in Nigeria

Domestic passenger flights have resumed in Nigeria more than three months after they were suspended as part of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Airports in the capital Abuja and the commercial hub Lagos have begun operating again, while other airports across the country will follow in the coming days.

A number of measures have been put in place to check the spread of the coronavirus – including disinfecting passengers‘ luggage and footwear, mandatory wearing of face mask at airports, washing of hands before entry into the terminal building and social distancing.

Authorities also say only passengers are allowed into the terminal building and they must arrive at least three hours before their flight.

The reopening of the airports for domestic flights is part of the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions to help bring the economy back to life.

However, international flights remain suspended until further notice.

The number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria continues to rise sharply daily.

The country has recorded 29,879 cases of the virus, 12,108 recoveries and 669 deaths.

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