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Abuja Airport Re-opens

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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, re-opened for business with passengers duly screened, in line with safety protocols following the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic.

The airport also witnessed strict compliance to other safety measures, aimed at curtailing spread of the virus, as provisions were made for hand wash and alcohol-based sanitisers, there were temperature checks, as well as strict compliance to social distancing of about one metre.

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Journalists covering the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 were led on dry run test from Lagos to Abuja, to witness firsthand, the reopening of the aviation sector, with checks for COVID-19 safety protocols and screening, were carried out on passengers at the departure lounge.

It was observed passenger seats, which were usually crowded, have been rearranged in compliance with the social distancing rule. Inscriptions to further guide passengers, such as “do not use this seat”, “keep your distance”, were placed on the seats, just as two newly acquired machines for passenger identification had been installed at the airport.

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It would be recalled that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), had a few weeks ago, said that the airport would reopen for business on August 27, after months of closure occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak.

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