President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the current lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory to another one week.
The President during his nationwide broadcast on Monday night said the restriction of movement will be relaxed starting from May 4, 2020.
“I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May, 2020,” he said.
“However, this will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.
“Furthermore, new nationwide measures are to be introduced as follows;
“a. There will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am. This means all movements will be prohibited during this period except for essential services;
“b. There will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travel until further notice;
“c. Partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services will be allowed for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers; and
“d. We will strictly ensure the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.
“Furthermore, the restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place. State Governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.”
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