Monday, 29 June 2020

Interstate Ban Lifted As FG Okay Reopening of Schools: Olaleye Idowu



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The Long-awaited Decision to  lift interstate movement ban has now been approved as federal government equally reopen schools even though it didn’t come with outright reopening but rather allowed those in final categories to resume.
This disclosure was made by the chairman of the presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha late this evening in Abuja on Monday as  it says the lifting of the ban takes effects from July 1st provided such a journey are made outside curfew hours.  

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 an interim report which was submitted to the President  Muhammadu Buhari, earlier today
Mustapha stated, “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 an exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, 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 expatriated 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;
“Maintaining the current phase of the national response, for another four weeks in line with modifications to be expatriated by the National Coordinator;

“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

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