COVID-19: Chad Shuts Airports Despite Zero Record Of Virus

9jatoday has been informed that the government of Chad has in its bid to fight the current pandemic shuts its airports and suspend all flights for a few days despite having no single record of the deadly virus.

The report which was contained in a statement issued by the government of Chad on Monday discloses that the order will take effect as from on Thursday, March 18 at midnight.

It was however noted in the order that the ban will not affect planes that transport goods.

Speaking about its citizens living abroad, the government said: “Chadians living abroad and wanting to return to the country do so within the required timeframe”.

“The land borders remain open apart from those with Sudan and the Central African Republic,”

9jatoday understands that Sudan and the Centra African has been a conflict region for Chad, and hence the two countries border had been closed before the outbreak of Coronavirus.

The government further hinted that it would “strictly limit movement outside refugee camps, which is home to 465,000 refugees.”

Meanwhile, in another report earlier, an Indian contractor with symptoms of coronavirus was identified at the Dangote refinery in Lagos, 9jatoday reports.


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