FG lifts ban on interstate travels


The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside curfew hours .
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 .
Mustapha , who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation , also said the government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country .
He disclosed that the latest developments were contained in the task force’s fifth interim report which was submitted to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , earlier in the day .
Mustapha said , “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 four 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;
“Enforcement of laws around non -pharmaceutical interventions by States , in particular , the use of face masks in public places ;
“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 ;
“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 .”

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