Curfew now 12 am to 4 am
Parks, Cinemas to resume operations at half capacity Bars, nightclubs remain closed
The federal government has relaxed its emergency restrictions which were put in place in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic as a way of limiting its spread.
This was as it expressed optimism about the possibility of fully reopening the economy by December if only Nigerians would abide by all non-pharmaceutical measures to halt the pandemic. Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha disclosed this on Thursday during a briefing of the taskforce. Accordingly, night-time curfew has been relaxed and would only be effective as from 12 am to 4 am. Also, amusement parks, cinemas recreation centres are to reopen but would operate at half capacity while bars and nightclubs remain closed till further notice. He said; The PTF believes that while Nigeria is not ready for a full re-opening of the economy, there has been sufficient progress to warrant significant further relaxation of the restrictions applied.
“Based on the foregoing, the PTF today submitted its 7th Interim Report to Mr President for his consideration and approval. The main thrust of the recommendation is that Nigeria advances to the third phase of eased restrictions with further amendments, to address economic, socio-political and health concerns. This will last until a time when the epidemic is sufficiently controlled in Nigeria.” National Coordinator of the Taskforce, Dr Sani Aliyu who announced the newly relaxed measures said the curfew has now been reviewed to commence at 12am and end at 4 am.