Nigeria’s lock-down update: Churches, Mosques, Flights can now re-open? See the new government guidelines
The Nigerian government has said they would enter phase two of the relaxation of the lockdown in the country.
The Chairman of the presidential taskforce and the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha mad the announcement during the daily briefing of the taskforce in Abuja.
In the statement made, the phase two will take place over the next four weeks from 2nd of June to 29th of June, 2020.
Mr Boss Mustapha said places of worship can reopen even as they are extending the ban on mass gathering of more than 20 people in places that are not related to work of worship
THESE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PHASE TWO OF THE LOCKDOWN EASING
• The government also reduced the curfew and the new curfew rule is from 10pm to 4am. But previously the curfew was from 8pm to 6pm
• Domestic flights in the country would commence on the 21st of june, 2020, as the aviation industry was asked to organize guidelines so domestic flights would probably commence from that time
• Essential workers are exempted from the curfew.
• Inter-state travel still remains a ban.
• All banks and other financial sectors would open and work from their normal hours and also private offices can go back to their normal working hours so long as they all get to their homes before the curfew starts.
• All schools would remain closed and the federal ministry of education are to work with schools to develop guidelines so as to ensure that students that are to write exiting exams (i.e. JSS3 AND SS3) Are going to be able to write their exams on the early stages of the next phase.
• Churches and Mosques would have restricted openings and their openings are to be in line with the state government.
• People can go out for their normal businesses like work and exercise, but workplaces would need to have only 75% of their workers inside at all times for the observance of social distancing.
• No gathering of people more than twenty people outside of work places.
• The lockdown on Kano State but the state would be working on the phase one of the lockdown easing .
• Restaurants would continue to implement the policy of buy and take away.
All Nigerians can now go about their normal businesses like working and exercising as long as they aren’t flaunting the curfew policies.