Local flights can resume operations across the nation, the Federal Government has stated on Monday during a news briefing.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the ongoing daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said: “I am pleased to inform you that Mr President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, the Phase Two of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through Midnight of Monday, 27 July, 2020.
“Specifically, however, the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:
“Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable;
“Publication of revised guidelines around the three thematic areas of general movement, industry and labour; and community activities.”
A dry test run to reopen local flights was conducted on 27 June by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Dry Run Test of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on Saturday, 27th June, 2020. pic.twitter.com/1ybxPz2kEg
— OfficialOSGFNG (@OfficialOSGFNG) June 27, 2020
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