Jubilation as FG lifts ban on interstate movement and domestic aviation industries
The federal government has lifted the ban on interstate movement starting from July 1st, provided that these flights take place outside the curfew hours. It has also agreed to a safe resumption of domestic flights in the country.
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The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustafa, revealed this in the ongoing daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday.
Mustafa stated: “I am pleased to inform everyone that the President of the Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the fifth interim report of the PTF meticulously and therefore agreed that the second stage of the reduced lockdown will be extended by another four weeks, except for some alterations that will be determined later, with effect from Tuesday, 30th June 2020 until midnight Monday, 27th July 2020.
“But however, the following measures would come in place:
“movement across state borders can resume but not during curfew hours, with effect from 1st July 2020;
“Children in graduating classes can embark on resumption in order to prepare adequately for their exams;
“The use of face mask in public places and enforcement of laws around non-pharmaceutical stores;
“Safe resumption of domestic aviation service;
provision of more support for states in order to acquire more resources.”