Nigeria Ease Lockdown in Phases

The Nigerian President in his broadcast to address the Covid-19 pandemic approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May 2020.
He emphasized that the current lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States shall subsist until these new ones come into effect on Monday, 4th May 2020.
Kano state will be the only exception as he directed the enforcement of a total lockdown for a period of two weeks effective immediately.
In a bid to gradually ease the lockdown in phases, the government introduced new measures to guide this process;
Curfew
All movements except for essential services will be prohibited as an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am will take effect from 4th May 2020;
Ban on Inter-State Transportation
A ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travels until further notice while the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers will be allowed.
Enforcement of Public Hygiene
Mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public will be strictly enforced in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.
Social & Religious Gatherings Prohibited
The restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place while government and corporate bodies are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.
According to the NCDC 64 new cases were reported overnight with 34 in Lagos, 15 in the FCT, 11 in Borno, 2 in Taraba and 2 in Gombe. Total Confirmed cases stands at 1,337 with 255 recoveries and 40 fatalities.

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Compiled by Abiodun Abidoye

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