First guys, I must ask, how are you coping with the lockdown due to the coronavirus in Nigeria? I advise sometimes you should take a few minutes to walk, to exercise the body. It is hurtful that the beautiful country of Nigeria has been shut down because of coronavirus. There have been reported coronavirus cases in Lagos, Kwara, Edo, Rivers Abuja. These cases have risen up since the shutdown.
In Abuja, a coronavirus case was reported. One of the passengers on the British Airways’ flight works with the FIRS and he is among those who tested positive. His wife tested negative. We are hoping that all biometric sign-in at the FIRS headquarters in Wuse Zone 5 stops with immediate effect.
LOCKDOWN RELAXATION BY NIGERIA GOVERNMENT
President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Lagos, FCT, and Ogun to remain under lockdown till the 4th of May. New total lockdown order issued in Kano. From the 4th of May, depending on the outcome, lockdown in Lagos, FCT, and Ogun will be relaxed. Frontline workers to get hazard allowance & PPE ordered for Security operatives.
CORONAVIRUS TEST IN NIGERIA
The Nigeria NCDC Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has published the fifth version of the case definition guide that offers standard criteria used to classify the clinical features used to determine to test for coronavirus.
As of today the reported coronavirus in Nigeria is more than 1000 confirmed cases and more cases are found in Lagos city.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS ?
This is a pandemic disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome. The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019. And it has been reported to be more on elderly people.
Kindly note that coronavirus is not airborne, it passes through contact or sneezing directly on contact. That’s why it is advised that everyone takes precautionary measures. Also, note that its different from Fever.
Corona involves more of respiratory. Studies show that people who are over 60 yrs have a higher risk of getting infected by this Coronavirus. This virus should not be taken lightly knowing it has almost shut down the world.
The symptoms are when you notice much coughing, especially hard to breathe, rising fever, kindly contact the emergency unit close to you.
CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION TIPS :
The coronavirus Prevention tips are below
- Wash your hands with soap and water always at least every 1 hour
- You can use sanitizers with a high alcohol content
- Avoiding close contact with sick individuals
- Cover your nose with tissue especially when sneezing
- Avoid close contact with people, give at least 20metres gap
- Avoid excessive touching of the eyes and nose
- If you have returned from a virus-infected country, kindly isolate yourself for 14days
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene
- And if you notice any symptoms of coughing, especially hard to breathe, kindly contact the emergency unit close to you.
Nigeria shut down Extension
The Nigerian Government informed the general public that from Mar 23 to April 28/2020 the Nigerian International Airports are all going to shut down operations. Be aware that even domestic operations are grounded. Only emergency flights are allowed.
As of 23/April, the Nigerian government has extended the airport shut down to a further two weeks.
REASON FOR NIGERIA SHUT DOWN :
These measures are taken to reduce the risk of the COVID 19 (coronavirus) getting into the country. Let’s face the fact the coronavirus cases in Nigeria are mostly passengers from outside Nigeria. And this is why the Nigerian government has taken these strict measures to reduce the risk. President Buhari also said that the shut down is really having an effect as it has helped to easily identify citizens affected. The good Nigerian people are not happy with this shut down because they feel that most of the infected persons are persons that just returned from overseas affected countries and not people that have not even left the shores of the country. But the president pleaded with the people amidst the shut down so as the virus can be eradicated once and for all, the good people of Nigeria have complied with the president order.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIGERIA UPDATE
Cases of COVID19 have been reported. There are over 20000 cases now reported in Nigeria.
Keep checking back here for more updates.
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The coronavirus has really affected the world including sports .
Flight Resumption Nigeria
The Nigerian government has released a full list of the international airlines that have been disapproved of coming into Nigeria. Some of the airlines not allowed to for flight resumption in Nigeria are Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAH Angola airlines, Air Namibia, Royal Air Maroc are amongst the popular airlines that have been banned by the Nigerian government from entering the country. There are restrictions attached to each airline.
The reason why the Nigerian government decided to resume flights in Nigeria but put a ban in some other countries airlines is that Nigeria had in August vowed that they will implement a reciprocity clause by banning flights and airlines from those countries that put similar bans on flights from Nigeria as nations open their airspace amidst the coronavirus pandemic. So with this, the Nigerian government had said that only approved airlines will be allowed in Nigerian airspace.
The Nigerian government at the same granted a list of international airlines to resume flight in nigeria. These international airlines in nigeria include the following: Middle East Airline, British Airways, Delta Airline, Qatar Airline, Ethiopian Airline, Egypt Airline, Aorpeace, Virgin Atlantic, Asky, Africa World Airways, Air Cote-d’Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Emirate Airline, Turkey Airline.
The aviation minister also explained the criteria used in approving and denying the operation of the International airlines in nigeria. The minister explained that the Nigerian government used the foreign carrier operator permit which is the requirement by law and could 19 taskforce and also other guidelines including restrictions that came from other countries which will affect Nigerian operations. He also started that Airfrance Airline and Lufthansa Airways were not approved because the swiss visa owners are not allowed entry and this is the same reason for also not approving Klm airline.
Mr.sirika the aviation minister also approved the flight resumption of domestic airlines in nigeria, and though the momentum has not picked up pace due to the fact many passengers have decided to stay at home. But with the opening of the International airports in nigeria, things will definitely pick pace as so many businesses in nigeria depend on traveling
Thanks. God bless Nigeria. keep safe.
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