On Wednesday July 8th, Nigeria resumed domestic flights after a hiatus of around three months.

Airports at the country’s capital Abuja, and commercial hub Lagos reopened for flights. A handful of other airports will open on July 11 and the remainder of airports will resume flights on July 15.

In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Africa’s most populous country issued a lockdown and placed  restrictions on airport and inter state travelling.

The resumption of flights is the latest step by the government to reopen the country’s economy, which has also been hit hard by low oil prices.

The Nigerian government in recent weeks lifted the ban placed on interstate travel, allowed some pupils to return to school and permitted places of worship to open.

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