[BREAKING NEWS]: COVID-19: Nigeria Government Reopen Schools; Lift Ban On Interstate Travels

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the reopening of schools  and  lifted the ban on interstate travels nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of COVID-19 lock-down ordered to reduce the further spread of the pandemic in the Country.

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this today Monday at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja in review of the Second phase of the relaxed lock-down.

Mr Mustapha said the reopening of school activities was meant to allow students in all graduating classes and final year students, resume preparation for their examinations. While all interstate travels can only be done outside curfew hours (10pm-6am) with effect from July 1 2020.

In his statement “I am pleased to inform everyone that Mr. President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the Presidential Task Force and thus approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be acted upon later, the Phase Two of the Covid-19 eased lock-down be extended by four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through Midnight of Monday, 27 July, 2020″.

in late March, Nigeria Government imposed its first round of lock-down nation wide. Mr President on April 27 announced the gradual easing of the five-week lock-down in FCT, Lagos and Ogun in a Presidential Nation wide address and then placed  a nationwide night curfew (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) from May 4 to May 17.

However, some states Governors amended the curfew time, largely to commence from 10 p.m. and end at 5 a.m as peculiar to them.

Nigeria has recorded 566 new Covid-19 cases today, making a total of 25133 confirmed cases, 9402 discharged cases and 573 deaths as reported by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.

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