Indigenous Airline, Air Peace, has announced the suspension of all flight operations for 23 days from 11pm, Friday evening.
In a statement signed by its management, it said the move was part of concerted efforts being made to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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) the 27th day of March, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.
“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.”
There are currently 46 confirmed cases of the disease in the country. Two have been discharged after testing negative and one death has been recorded.