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Breaking: Federal Government Lifts Interstate Travel Ban, Announces the Reopening of Schools

FocusPoint 06/29/2020

Breaking: Federal Government Lifts Interstate Travel Ban, Announces the Reopening of Schools For Existing Students

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The German government has partially lifted the ban on interstate travel and extended the second phase of the relaxed ban by four weeks.

This was announced by the chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) for Covid-19 and the Secretary General of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha noted that, as of 1 July 2020, movement across national borders will only be allowed outside curfew hours (10pm-4am).

His words: "I am pleased to inform you that the President has carefully considered the fifth presidential task force on covid-19 interim report and has therefore agreed to extend the second phase of the relaxed curfew, with the exception of some changes to be explained later, for another four weeks until midnight on Monday, 27 July 2020, with effect from Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

"However, the following measures will be maintained or come into force: 

Retention of the current phase of the national lockdown for another four weeks, according to changes made by the national coordinator.

Permission to travel across state lines only outside of curfew effective July 1, 2020; states law enforcement agencies regarding non-pharmaceutical interventions, particularly the use of face masks in public places;

 safe reopening of schools so that students can re-enroll in graduation classes to prepare for exams; and safe reopening of domestic air services as soon as possible.

The Presidential Task Force also announced the reopening of schools for outgoing students in high schools across the country.

The Task Force announced that review and revision classes for JSS 3 and SS 3 students will resume to prepare them for their existing exams.

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