FG, National Assembly pondering ban on UK, US flights

The National Assembly and Ministry of Aviation are deliberating on imposing restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries with high rates of COVID-19.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi stated this amid pressure from stakeholders across different sectors.

PUNCH reports that Adeyemi, who disclosed in Abuja, said a decision on the issue would be announced next week.

The senator said the National Assembly and the Federal Government were concerned about the second wave of COVID-19.

Adeyemi said, “We are still trying to study the situation so as to know the appropriate steps to take. It is a very sad situation no doubt.

“The National Assembly and the Aviation Ministry are looking at what really should be done on the call to ban some of the flights coming in, not only from the United Kingdom, but also other countries where the pandemic spreads are more severe.

“The National Assembly Joint Committee on Aviation is discussing with the Ministry of Aviation and we are looking at what can be done and the right steps to be taken.

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