Covid -19: FG Extends Lockdown for 4weeks, Lifts Interstate Travel Ban, Re-Opens Schools for Promotional Exams Only

… Domestic flights are to resume Immediately.

…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.




By Ayo Kehinde


The Federal Government has extended Phase 2 of the COVID-19 lockdown for another four weeks with curfew still in place from 10pm to 4am, while it lifted interstate travelling ban and ordered the re-opening of schools only for students and pupil writing promotional examinations in the Senior and Junior secondary schools, West Africa Examinations and primary six certificates.

Making the announcement in Abuja on Monday, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said “schools are to remain shut, but those who are eligible for promotional class will be allowed to sit for the exam (i.e Students preparing for Common Entrance, Student preparing for Junior WAEC and Students preparing for senior WAEC”

On Inter-State travelling, he said it will resume Wednesday, July 1 2020. He said vehicles must be filled at 50 per cent capacity while all passengers must put on face mask.

He said that wearing of facial cask is still compulsory for everyone and reeled out other bans that are still in place. These affect social activities such as funerals and wedding gathering which should not be more than 20 persons (Including family members), religious activity whereby Churches and Mosques activities will remain as it was in Phase 2. Restriction on Sport and Recreational activities, he said,  is still in operation.

Governors of the States where the 18 Local Governments reside were directed to implement precision lockdown there.


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