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Covid-19 - Federal Government Ease Lockdown From May 4.

President Mohammadu Buhari

In a speech by President Muhammadu Buhari to the nation on Monday, April 27,2020, the Federal Government is set to ease the lockdown imposed on parts of the country in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State, from Monday, May 04 at 9am.

The President had said the ease will be followed strictly with serious reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures in order to allow the flow of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.

The basic highlights of the new nationwide measures are ;

Selected businesses and offices can open from 9am to 6pm. There will however be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am.

To this end, all movements will be prohibited during this period except for essential services.

There will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travels until further notice.

There will be partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services, which will be allowed for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers.

The Government will also ensure the compulsory use of face masks or coverings in public places in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.

However, the restrictions on social and religious gatherings remain unaltered.
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