Nigeria to restart air travel

The government of Nigeria has announced that starting next Wednesday it will allow domestic flights to resume.

Traveling by air between the country’s 36 States had been suspended since March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement comes a day after interstate traveling by road resumed inside Africa’s most populous nation.

QIBLA FM correspondent in Kano, Mr. Yahya Mohammed reports of an exciting mood there.

“People are happy that air travel is back because it will help their businesses recover from the damage caused by the virus. Eid is also just two weeks away and many people say they will take the opportunity to travel to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones”.

The restart of flights in Nigeria comes at the time other places in the world are seeing an increased in the number of people contracting the COVID-19 virus.

There has been 27,100 COVID-19 cases and 616 deaths recorded in Nigeria so far.