Covid-19: FG Lifts Ban On Interstate Travel, Approves School Opening For Final Year

The Periscope reporter

Nigerian 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.

The Federal Government has also given permission for interstate movement outside of the curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020.

This was disclosed Monday, by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 who also doubles as the Secretary to the Government of The Federation, Boss Mustapha, during his daily briefing.

The PTF also announced the safe resumption of domestic air travel as soon as practicable.

The PTF further, announced the safe reopening of schools with only students in graduating classes, that is primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS 3), Senior Secondary School (SS3) who would be allowed to return to school to enable them prepare for exams.

The PTF, however, noted that daycare schools, primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions are to remain closed.

In his own remark, the National coordinator of PTF on Covid-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, added that buses are only allowed to travel at 50% capacity with the passengers during interstate movement and it is compulsory that they make use of face mask.

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