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Domestic Airlines Suspend Operations Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

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Domestic Airlines Suspend Operations Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Just about all domestic airlines in the country are suspending their commercial flight operations effective Friday.  In fact, Dana Air already suspended operations on Wednesday and Aero Contractors stopped flights today.

Arik Air management said the decision was taken to curb the spread of covid-19.  The airline said those who have purchased flight tickets can still use them once the airline resumes operations which it says would be done when feasible.

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Air Peace says it is suspending service for 23 days in the best interest of the country, its passengers and workforce.  It also cites curbing the spread of coronavirus as the reason for its decision.

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Aero Contractors, too, said covid-19 is the reason for its decision to suspend operations.  The airline says its action would support government initiatives and precautions to ensure there is no community infection in the country.

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FG Says 11 Million Nigerians Will Get Palliatives Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

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FG Says 11 Million Nigerians Will Get Palliatives Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

As the cases grow in number, and with the likelihood of many more states going on lockdown, the federal government is looking for ways to help Nigerians in terms of support to get through this season of trouble.

To that end, president Muhammadu Buhari says 11 million Nigerians will get some relief from the government to help them through the harsh effects of coronavirus.

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouk said the government already had details of those considered vulnerable in 35 states.  She was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at the daily media briefing by the presidential task force on covid-19. She said that number translates to two and a half million households across the country.  She said displaced persons in the

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Northeast have already received two months rations of relief materials.

NCDC director-general, Dr. Chike ihekweazu said the agency now has the capacity to test up to a thousand persons.  He expressed optimism the agency would be able to test as many as fifteen hundred next week.  He also said Nigeria would continue to develop more capacity to test for covid-19.

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has on Wednesday announced that 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.

The health agency said in a tweet “twelve new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

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This brings to 151 the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country with two deaths and nine have been discharged.

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Coronavirus Cases Rise To 139 In Nigeria

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed four new cases of coronavirus in the country, 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos.

This brings to 139 the number of confirmed cases in the country.  Two patients have died and nine have been discharged.

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The NCDC said in a Twitter post on Tuesday night “four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos,” adding that “As at 08:00 pm 31st March, there are 139 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

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