Nigeria to observe Phase two Lockdown for four more weeks- FG.

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The current eased state of Phase Two lockdown as been extended by four weeks by the federal government, with little moderations which includes a partial lifting of the interstate movement ban.

Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 and secretary to the government of the federation, relayed this information at a briefing today, 29 June 2020 in Abuja.

He made it known that, although this phase of lockdown is set to be extended, there will be a safe re-opening of schools for those in graduating classes, and interstate movements will only take place during specified hours.

Stating the new measures the Chairman of PTF said:

“I am pleased to inform you that Mr. President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated on later, the Phase Two of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through Midnight of Monday, 27 July, 2020.

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