The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has revealed that there are no infrastructure at airports to conduct COVID-19 tests, when international flights resume.
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Musa Nuhu, Director-General of the NCAA, while speaking on Monday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said operators in the country’s aviation sector have aligned with the pre-departure testing protocol stipulated by the PTF, and are working hard to be ready for the August 29 resumption date for international flights.
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“This entails working closely with the national coordinator and the Port Health Services to develop protocols for testing (of passengers) coming to Nigeria,” he said.
“The aviation sector is quite comfortable and agrees with the protocols of the pre-departure PCR test. We are quite comfortable with that.
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“In addition to that, we do not have infrastructure at the airports to deal with this. The airports were never built for such. So we need to build infrastructure.”