Following the ease of the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government has announced that the resumption of domestic flights will commence by June 12.

Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 made this known on Monday, June 1, during the daily briefing on COVID-19 update in Abuja.

Aliyu said the Federal Government had approved the resumption of domestic flights, adding that the aviation sector should begin to develop safety protocols that will intensify its full resumption amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking further on the protocols to be put in place by the aviation industry, He said airlines must ensure physical distancing, provision of sanitizers, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Aliyu noted that airport authorities must ensure that airports are not congested by either travellers or staff.

He added that airlines should ensure that they carry out temperature check of all passengers at the entry point into the airports and before they board aircraft as well as staff. 

Recall, President Muhammadu Buhari, in March, shut operations of Commercial flights, both local and international as part of the measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

However, the Presidential directives allowed the operations of essential flights, including those involved in medical duties and evacuation of stranded citizens abroad.


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