FG eases COVID-19 curbs on inter-state travel and students

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The federal government on Monday, finally lifted the ban on interstate movements, which is to be effective from July 1, 2020.

Also, Students due to graduate this year will also be able to go back to school to prepare for exams, though other children are still barred from attending.

This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chairman Presidential Task Force [PTF] on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha via the daily briefing.

According to Boss Mustapha, “The taskforce is trying to strike a delicate balance”between protecting people’s livelihoods and their health.

“We have observed with growing concern the non-compliances with these measures designed to prevent transmission,” he told reporters in the capital, Abuja.

He added that “We run the risk of erasing the gains made in the last three months,”

Also, the national Coordinator of PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu also revealed that not full passengers are allowed to travel but just fifty percent are allowed to travel with buses.

He stated that “Just 50% of the passengers are allowed with compulsory use of face mask,”

Dr Aliyu said that the curfew still remain intact from 10pm to 4am and travels are not allowed during the period.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with around 200 million people, has reported 24,000 cases of the virus and 565 deaths as at Sunday.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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