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FG lifts ban on inter-state movements, gradually re-opens schools.

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The federal government has extended the phase two of eased lockdown by lifting ban on inter-state movement.

The Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha made this announcement at the press briefing on Monday, June29, in Abuja.

According to him, within this extended phase, inter-state movement would take place outside the curfew hours while there would also be save re-opening of school to allow graduating students back to there class rooms.

“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 upon 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.
In his words: “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”.

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