COVID-19: Government imposes internal travel restrictions

31 Mar 20

NIGERIA

IMPACT – HIGH

Nigeria has imposed internal travel restrictions in addition to the strict international restrictions imposed last week.

Key Points:

  • Effective on March 30, for 14 days, the cities of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun are under lockdown.
  • All businesses and offices in the above cities are to remain closed.
  • Interstate travel is suspended.

Additional information: The new restrictions follow a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Abuja and Lagos. Last week, the government closed airports to international flights and suspended visa on arrival issuance.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate significant disruptions to employee mobility and all but essential business. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop.

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