Coronavirus: Air Peace becomes second airline to suspend domestic operations

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Air Peace airline says it will suspend all flight operations on Friday.

In a notice released by the airline, it said the suspension would last for 23 days.

“Air Peace announces the suspension of all flight operations come Friday as part of concerted efforts being made to stop the spread of the pandemic; coronavirus,” the notice read.

“It is with a great sense of responsibility that we have decided, in the best interest of our nation, our passengers and workforce, to suspend scheduled flight operations for 23 days effective 23.00hrs on Friday (an hour before midnight on Friday) 27 March 2020, as a result of the (COVlD-19) pandemic.

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“This difficult decision was reached in order to support the efforts of the federal government and other stakeholders in curbing the spread of this virus in our nation. while also protecting our esteemed passengers and staff from becoming victims of the pandemic.”

The airline is the third to suspend operations after the country recorded its first case of (COVID-19).

Aero Contractors, on Tuesday, announced that it would suspend domestic flights for two weeks because of the pandemic.

Arik Air has also suspended flights to Ghana, Liberia and Senegal.

To curb the importation of the disease, the federal government shut all international airports in the country.

At present, Nigeria has 43 active cases of the coronavirus. It has also recorded one death and two recoveries.

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