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COVID-19: Nigeria postpones resumption of international flights

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The Nigerian authorities have postponed the resumption of international passenger flights by a week.

The flights will now resume on 5 September instead of the previously announced date of 29 August.

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Officials have said the delay was due to logistical issues not related to aviation – including enforcing corona virus safety restrictions.

The ministry of aviation said it regretted the delay and described the new date as “sacrosanct”.

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Nigeria suspended international passenger flights in March as part of measures to contain the corona virus pandemic.

Domestic flights resumed last month.

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source; BBC

 

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