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COVID-19 Update: Buhari Approves Extension Of Eased Lockdown By Four Weeks

by Olaitan Adeshola

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the extension of the 2nd segment of the eased lockdown for some other 4 weeks.

This extension is the third for the second phase of lockdown presently observed throughout the country.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed this at some stage in the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

The mission pressure had met with President Buhari on Wednesday and briefed him on the development made so a long way in containing the unfold of COVID-19 and preserving residents secure from contracting the virus.

Boss Mustapha whilst addressing newsmen these days stated that the PTF made some hints to the president and the extension of the present day ease of lockdown was once one of the inferences approved.

The PTF chairman similarly disclosed that to preserve positive factors already made in the ultimate few weeks, the challenge pressure encouraged to President Buhari to preserve the modern-day segment of the response, with minor modifications to tackle economic, socio-political, and fitness concerns.

According to him, the principal adjustments being proposed are aimed at reaching the gradual re-opening of worldwide air flights inside mounted parameters. re-opening of rail transportation within hooked up parameters, and the granting of permissions to exit training to resume beforehand of examinations.

Under the revised recommendations of the eased lockdown which will be maintained in the subsequent 4 weeks, the cutting-edge nationwide curfew from 10pm- 6am nevertheless stands.

Also, conferences for authorities officers and parastatals will proceed to keep virtually.

While the ban on amusement facilities will be maintained, restrictions on leisure parks have been lifted for non-contact bodily activities.

Passengers arriving for home flights can now arrive at least an hour and a half of earlier than flight, and three hours earlier than the flight for worldwide travelers.

The SGF however, reemphasized the need for all and sundry to take responsibility, and give up the stigmatization of individuals who have contracted, been treated, and have been licensed bad for COVID-19.

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