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 The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said the resumption of international flights has now been shifted to September 5 from earlier schedule of August 29.

 

Director-General of the NCAA, Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, who revealed this during the Presidential Task Force COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, yesterday said while airlines and airports were ready to operate, other non-aviation logistics prompted the one-week extension.

 

Our correspondent Nathan Williams, reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman PTF on Covid-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha says the Federal Government is putting in place containment measures to help meet the challenge that had started crippling economies and exposed inadequacies even in the best health systems. 

 

The Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed that a new state molecular laboratory is currently being optimized in Kebbi and Bayelsa States, while a Gene Expert machine has been set up at National Hospital Abuja and the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada.

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