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Covid-19: Buhari Extends Phase Two Of Eased Lockdown By Four Weeks …Schools to Open for Promotional Class


President Muhammadu Buhari has extended phase two of eased lockdown by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30 through midnight of Monday, July 27, 2020.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha made this known to State House correspondents after President Muhammadu Buhari was briefed on the status of the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

According to him, the extension has some modifications to the ease of lockdown protocols that allows inter-state travel outside the curfew hours which is 10: 00 pm to 4:00 am daily.

The second phase of the eased lockdown also allows students who are taking their final examinations to resume schools.

Breakdown of Mr. Boss Mustapha’s address reads:

Federal Government Extends Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Lockdown for Another four (4) Weeks.

Curfew is still from 10pm – 4am

Wearing of Facial Mask is still Compulsory for everyone

Domestic Flight are to resume Immediately.

InterState Travelling will resume 1st July, 2020.

Vehicles must be filled at 50%.

And all Passengers must put on Face Mask.

Funerals & Wedding Gathering should not be more than 20 persons (Including family members).

Churches and Mosques activities will remain as it was in Phase 2

School are to remain shut, but those who are eligible for promotional class will be allowed to sit for the exam (ie Students preparing for Common entrance, Student preparing for Junior Waec and Students preparing for WAEC

Restriction on Sport and Recreational Activity is still in Operation.

Banks/ Financial Institutions are to continue their normal Operation as allowed in Phase 2

Eighteen (18) Local Government Areas in Nigeria account for 60% of COVID-19 cases and those Local Government Areas have to be locked down to contain the spread of the Pandemic in the country.

The precision lockdown would be implemented by the Governors of the States where the 18 Local Governments Reside.



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