Nigerian air travel restarts after lockdown
Domestic flight operations in Nigeria's biggest business district and most populous city, Lagos, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja resumed on Wednesday, 8 July 2020, after months of suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The restart is according to the Nigerian government’s three-tier reopening scheme announced by the country's aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, a few weeks ago.
Coronavirus in Beijing: Lockdown extended citywide as outbreak grows
The Chinese capital recorded 31 new cases Wednesday, as the worst resurgence of COVID-19 in the city since February continues. Many domestic flights in and out of Beijing have been canceled.
'Aviation Without Borders': NGO provides free domestic flights to French medical personnel
Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, there has been no shortage of solidarity with those on the frontline on the pandemic. One such example comes from the French NGO Aviation Sans Frontières ("Aviation Without Borders"), which has brought together key players in the aviation sector to allow medical professionals to travel by plane free of charge from one French region to another. These flights help take some of the pressure off overwhelmed hospital staff. Our reporters Benoît Perrochais and Natalia Ruiz Giraldo went on board.