As part of the ongoing measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the shutdown of all passenger train services in the country.
The development was announced on Saturday, March 21, 2020, and will take effect from Monday, March 23, 2020.
Spokesman of the NRC, Mr. Yakub Mahmood confirmed the development in a statement, saying that the board and management of the corporation approved the shutdown as part of the measures being taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“Further information on passengers’ train services will be made available in due course to our esteemed passengers”, the statement added.
As of the time of writing this, more than half of the countries in the African continent (36 of the 54 nations) have confirmed cases of coronavirus.
South Africa, with over 150 cases, is the only country with more than 100.
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