FG Lifts Ban On Interstate Travels


BuThe Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1 , provided such journeys are made outside curfew hours .
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 , Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday .
Mustapha , who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation , also said the government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country .
He disclosed that the latest developments were contained in the task force’ s fifth interim report which was submitted to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , earlier in the day .
Mustapha said, “ I am pleased to inform you that Mr President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that , with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later , the Phase Two of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday , June 30 , 2020 through Midnight of Monday , 27 July , 2020 .


“ Specifically , however , the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect :
“ Maintaining the current phase of the national response, for another four weeks in line with modifications to be expatiated by the National Coordinator ;
“ Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1 st July , 2020 ;
“ Enforcement of laws around non -pharmaceutical interventions by States , in particular , the use of face masks in public places;
“ Safe re – opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes resume in- person in preparation for examinations;
“ Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable ;
“ Publication of revised guidelines around the three thematic areas of general movement , industry and labour; and community activities ;
“ Provision of technical support for states to mobilise additional resources for the response.”

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