Nigeria railway
Nigeria railway

Nigerian authorities on Sunday said the disinfection of all railway facilities had commenced as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The exercise, which commenced on Saturday, would also cover the sterilization of coaches and wagons, as well as railway compounds and stations in the West African nation, said the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in a statement.

The exercise began with the extensive decontamination or disinfection of the railway facilities, office premises, workshops, station building and residences or quarters within the NRC headquarters, said the statement.

It is part of the quick intervention and mitigation to deal with the risks of exposure to COVID-19, particularly in Lagos, which is the worst-hit by COVID-19 in Nigeria, it further said.

The exercise will move from Lagos to Abuja, the Nigerian capital, and to all parts of the country, it added.

Nigeria had since March 23 suspended passengers’ train services throughout the country, as part of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Enditem

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