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FG eases lockdown: Working hours, curfew, [other highlights]

More restrictions have been lifted by the Federal Government as Nigeria has moved to the second phase of the ease of lockdown in the effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known during the daily media briefing in Abuja.

He said “the PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review-:

Effective from tomorrow:


1. Nationwide curfew remains in place, timing now 10pm—4am.

2. Full opening of financial sector – normal working hours

3. Restricted opening of places of worship, (regular church & mosque services ONLY), to be based on State Govt protocols.

4. Interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods &essential travel

5. Gathering of >20 persons remains prohibited;outside of workplaces + religious services

6. Aviation Industry requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21

Hotels may reopen

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