PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the lifting of ban placed on interstate travels as well as domestic air travels, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announced on Monday.
The Task Force led by Boss Mustapha, its Chairman and Secretary to Government of the Federation on Monday morning met with President Buhari to submit the report and recommendations of the Task Force.
Both interstate travels and domestic air travels are to resume on July 1.
Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 who disclosed this at the 47th joint national briefing of the committee said that the movement would only be within the non-curfew time. The nationwide curfew is between 10pm and 4am.
He also said that while the schools remained closed, exiting students across the country, including primary six, JS three and SS three, would resume at a time to be announced.
Aliyu said that bars, cinemas and night clubs remained closed till further notice; while guests at wedding would be limited to 20, including family members.
Speaking earlier, tBoss Mustapha, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the extension of ease of lockdown by four weeks.
“Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July, 2020; enforcement of laws around non-pharmaceutical interventions by states, in particular, the use of face masks in public places,” Boss corroborated Aliyu’s statement.
“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,” he added.
He said that there would be 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.