The Federal Government has extended the ease on the lockdown as necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic for four more weeks.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha disclosed this during the Task Force briefing in Abuja this evening.
The task force had met with President Buhari on Wednesday and briefed him on the progress made so far in containing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping citizens safe from contracting the virus.
According to him, the PTF made some recommendations to the President, one of which was the extension of the ease of lockdown and the retainment of the current phase of the response, with minor changes to address economic, socio-political, and health concerns.“The major changes being proposed are aimed at achieving the gradual re-opening of international air flights within established parameters. re-opening of rail transportation within established parameters, and the granting of permissions to exit classes to resume ahead of examinations. Under the revised guidelines of the eased lockdown which will be maintained in the next four weeks, the current nationwide curfew from 10pm- 6am still stands.” Read also: Gambia Declares State Of Emergency Over COVID-19
“Also, meetings for government officials and parastatals will continue to hold virtually. While the ban on entertainment centers will be maintained, restrictions on recreational parks have been lifted for non-contact physical activities. Passengers arriving for domestic flights can now arrive at least an hour and a half before flight, and three hours before the flight for international travelers“, Channels TV reported.