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COVID-19: Buhari extends total lockdown till Monday- ITREALMS

… Approves 10-hour curfew in Lagos, FCT, Ogun
Nigeria’s President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, has pronounced a partial lockdown after the next five days, commencing Monday, May 4, 2020, reports ITREALMS.

Buhari in a third nationwide address on ChineseVirus-19 also known as Coronavirus or COVID-19, said he has approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown effective Monday, May 4, 2020 by 9am, with a 10-hour curfew.

He also said in the address monitored by 
ITREALMS that it has become necessary following recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, various Federal Government committees and Nigeria Governors Forum arrived at partially relaxing the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun States.

As said by him, effective Monday, 9am on May 4, selected business and offices could now open from 9am to 6pm.

“There will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am,” he said, stressing that this means all movements will be prohibited during this period except essential services, insisting that there will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travels until further notice.

In addition, Buhari said there will be partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services, to allow for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers.

“We will strictly ensure the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene,” he maintained.

Furthermore, General Buhari said, the restrictions on social and religious gathers shall remain in place, urging the state governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF), he said, shall provide sector specific details and timing guidelines to allow for preparations by governments, businesses and institutions.

“State Governors may choose to amend, adapt and expand based on their unique circumstances provided they maintain alignment with the guidelines issued above on public health and hygiene,” he urged.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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