Coronavirus: House of Reps adjourns plenary for two weeks over outbreak

The fear of the spread of Coronavirus to the National Assembly has forced the House of Representatives to adjourn for two weeks.

The green chambers took the decision in a resolution taken as part of the prayers of a motion moved by Josiah Idem at plenary on Tuesday, which was unanimously adopted.

Idem represents Ukanafun/Orukanam Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State.

The prayer for the two weeks adjournment was made as an additional prayer to the motion by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu.

Elumelu urged that the lawmakers adjourn for two weeks to allow adequate preparation for the novel coronavirus at the National Assembly Complex.

Meanwhile, due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country; reports have emerged that the Federal Government may restrict all foreign airlines to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

This move is aimed at enhancing full scale medical and security screening of travellers; especially those coming from Europe which has witnessed a rise in coronavirus victims.

The implication is that the Port Harcourt, Kano and Kaduna international airports would be temporarily closed to foreign carriers; until the Covid-19 scourge subsided.

It was gathered on Sunday, March 1; that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were considering the restriction options and would advise the government accordingly.

Director-General (DG) of the NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu said the regulator was committed to the safety of travellers; Nigeria’s National Health Security and would continue to do all that is necessary to ensure both.

Besides, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said the outbreak of Coronavirus; especially in China would not affect the supply of petrol and other products in the country.

Ng daily

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