Lockdown Update: Nigerian Govt Extends Lockdown, Lifts Ban On Interstate Travel, Approves Reopening Of Schools



The Federal Government has approved the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown by another 4 weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to midnight of July 27, 2020 in order to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

The federal government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide.
This is to allow students in graduating classes, final year students, resume preparation for examinations.



FG also gave permission for interstate travels which can be done outside curfew hours with effect from July 1 2020.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday.

He said;


“Specifically, however, the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:


“Maintaining the current phase of the national response, for another four weeks in line with modifications to be expatiated by the National Coordinator;

“Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July, 2020;

“Enforcement of laws around non-pharmaceutical interventions by States, in particular, the use of face masks in public places;



“Safe re-opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations;

“Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable;



“Publication of revised guidelines around the three thematic areas of general movement, industry and labour; and community activities;

“Provision of technical support for states to mobilise additional resources for the response.”

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