FG announces phased resumption of international flights

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The federal government has announced that international flights will resume on August 29.

The minister of aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, announced the new date at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.

He said the airports will open in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja.

He wrote in a tweet on his official handle @hadisirika: “Glad to announce the resumption of international flights from the 29th of August, 2020.

“Beginning with Lagos and Abuja as we did with the domestic flight resumption.

“Protocols and procedures will be announced in due course. We thank you for your patience”

President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the virus in the country.

While local flights were also suspended, they resumed for about a month as the country joins the rest of the world to battle COVID-19.

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