The Federal government of Nigeria has lengthened the ease of lockdown beginning from tomorrow Tuesday, June 30 to July 29.
The National Co-ordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, declaring openly at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, said the extension of the eased lockdown, however, comes with some improvements.
Aliyu spoke of that the ban on interstate travel will be lifted as from July 1st. He said interstate travel must only be done outside the nationwide curfew hours which is between 10 pm and 4 am. He said anyone without a facemask will not be authorized into any motor park and that saleable buses will only be authorized to operate on 50% capacity.
For interstate travels, movement across state borders will be allowed only outside curfew times effective from the first of July” he said
With regards to Education, Aliyu said schools will reopen nationwide only for finishing classes which are Primary Six, JS3, and SS3. He added that all primary and daycare centres remain closed until further evaluation. Secondary and Tertiary Schools to remain closed.
Aliyu said there will be the safe reopening of airports for domestic flights as soon as practicable.
The Aviation industry is allowed to resume domestic undertakings as soon as practicable in line with existing international and regional guidelines on COVID19″ he said
Sani added Gyms, Bars, Event centre and night clubs, Cinemas and other recreational centres are to remain closed until further evaluation.