The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Friday announced the closure of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and Port Harcourt International Airport as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustafa, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the airports would be closed to all international flights effective from Saturday, March 21, 2020.
He said the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos would remain opened to and accept international flights irrespective of the type of operations.
He said all stakeholders should collaborate with the Port Health Services in the identification of suspects/persons at points of entry and to bring such persons to the attention of Port Health Officers for appropriate action.
He also urged all Nigerians to remain calm and cooperate with the instructions already issued by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on modes of worship and gatherings not exceeding 50 persons.
He assured Nigerians that adequate and appropriate information would be made available in due course.