Interstate movement and Schools to reopen now
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has now finally endorsed the opening of schools for students who are to graduate into new classes.
It is important to note that schools in Nigeria were closed in March 2020 in other to control the spread of covid-19.
Boss Mustapha the secretary to the Federal government and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announced today, June 29 2020 that the president Muhammadu Buhari has officially consented to the task force committee's approval that students who are to graduate into the following classes (Primary 6, JSS 3, and SS 3) are to resume in other to prepare for their examinations.
While other classes that are not in the category of graduating to higher classes are to remain closed till evaluation for covid-19 is completed with schools, this includes higher institutions, though they are to continue with e-learning and visual teaching as recommended by the task force.
The ban on interstate movement has also been lifted by PMB which has been in place since May 2020. This is also coming based on the presidential task force recommendation.
Commercial transit companies who engage on interstate movement have been directed to allow only 50% capacity of their vehicles' as interstate travels is set to resume on July 1st 2020.
Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 stated that travels across state borders are now allowed only within the stipulated curfew hours of 10 pm to 4 am.
While aviation services for domestic services will also resume when "effective measures with existing international and local guidelines on COVID-19" based on the new measures as announced this Monday.
According to the PTF's national coordinator Sani Aliyu stated that other areas which are to remain closed are Parks, gyms, cinemas, event centres and night clubs.
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