Coronavirus: British flight heads to Lagos from UK despite FG's ban

Coronavirus: British flight heads to Lagos from UK despite FG's ban

- Some Nigerians have expressed fear over a scheduled British Airways flight expected to depart Heathrow Airport for Lagos

- The scheduled flight is expected to land in Lagos despite the federal government’s ban imposed on high-risk countries over the coronavirus pandemic

- Nigerians who are alarmed by the incident have warned that the country would face serious health risks if the plane is allowed to land

Some Nigerians have expressed fear over a scheduled British Airways flight expected to depart Heathrow Airport, London for Lagos on Wednesday, March 25, despite the federal government’s flight ban imposed on high-risk countries over the coronavirus pandemic.

England is one of the countries battling with the coronavirus infection and the virus has reportedly killed 340 in the United Kingdom.

Big scare in Nigeria as British flight heads to Lagos from UK despite FG's ban

Some Nigerians have expressed fear over a scheduled British Airways flight expected to depart Heathrow Airport for Lagos
Source: UGC

Nigeria on the other hand currently has 46 confirmed cases of the disease with one recorded death.

A check by Legit.ng showed that the departure and arrival time of the British Airways flight is also shown on the website of the airline.

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Big scare in Nigeria as British flight heads to Lagos from UK despite FG's ban

Some Nigerians have warned that the country would face serious health risks if the flight is allowed to land.
Source: UGC

Some Nigerians who are alarmed by the incident have warned that the country would face serious health risks if the flight is allowed to land.

The concerned Nigerians called for the flight to be canceled immediately to avoid compounding the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Read some of their reactions below:

Meanwhile, the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, has said he is doing okay without any adverse manifestation of the deadly coronavirus symptoms.

Yakubu Dogara, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives disclosed this information on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, March 25, after he got in touch with the governor.

This came just one day after the governor made it known that he tested positive for the global pandemic after going into self-isolation at his official residence in Bauchi state.

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In another report, The eventful Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) that took place on March 14, 2020, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, was an eventful occasion filled with glitz and glamour.

Celebrities had fun showcasing their gorgeous outfits on the red carpet as well as on the stage when they strutted out to receive various awards.

After the award show, there was even an after party and other people went club-crawling after that also.

Well, as days pass and the excitement of the evening wears off, fear and anxiety have started to set in after it was reported that a guest who attended the AMVCA and also went clubbing and mixed with a lot of people, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, recently took to social media to advise guests who attended the event to self-isolate because a fellow guest has tested positive.

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