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Nigerian Government gives nod for Schools and Flights to resume

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The Federal government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. It has also lifted the ban on interstate travels and has further authorized the resumption of domestic fight services as soon as possible.


Interstate travels can, however, only be done outside curfew hours with effect from July 01 2020. 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 29/06/2020. He said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes, final year students, resume preparation for examinations. Mr Mustapha said the 2nd phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown in the country has also been extended by 4 weeks.


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 4 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 1st July, 2020


Nigeria imposed its first round of lockdown in late March. Mr Buhari on April 27 announced the gradual easing of the 5 week lockdown in FCT, Lagos and Ogun. The lockdown was eased to a nationwide night curfew (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) from May 4 to May 17 2020.  

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