#DailyGarlic with #JohnAnusie 22.03.2020

#CoronavirusUpdate (#COVID-19): On Nigeria's Suspension of all International Flights…
#CoronavirusUpdate (#COVID-19): On Nigeria’s Suspension of all International Flights…
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#CoronavirusUpdate (#COVID-19): On Nigeria’s Suspension of all International Flights…

In case you missed it, Nigeria’s civil aviation regulator, NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority), announced yesterday, Saturday 21 March 2020, the suspension of all international flights in and out of the country over the coronavirus pandemic.

About the suspension of all international flight, Musa Nuhu, the director general of the NCAA, said in a statement which reads in part: “Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights. Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports.”

While the suspension of all international flights might appear drastic, it actually is what the nation needs right now.

Before the official suspension of all international flights, the country had announced a ban on travellers from 13 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. But that did not stop the cases of COVID19 from doubling in the past few days.

Premium Times reports there are now 22 confirmed cases in the country, a radical leap that should alarm anyone and provoke a corresponding response. In this sense, then, the suspension of all flights is welcome – should be welcome by all.

It appears, though, that the president, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) has been complacent and even contemptuous of the people he is paid to govern. While leaders of other countries are addressing their people and even using influential figures to create awareness on the coronavirus pandemic, the president has obstinately refused to do the same.

It is provocative, this refusal to speak about a virus to which Nigeria has lost billions. And of course it is within your rights to be angry with the president for his silence, which is contemptible.

But don’t resort to violence. Follows this coronavirus tips from the experts to help you stay safe. You may as well check out the Google’s authoritative COVID‑19 Information & Resources page.

Be safe.

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