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PTF Announces Reduction of Curfew and Full Operation of Financial Sectors

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 reduces the nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am.

The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, made the announcement on Monday, 1st of June, at the briefing of the task force in Abuja.

He said, “Effective from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the easing of the lockdown will be characterised by the following: the nationwide curfew will remain in place but the timing of this will be reduced to 10pm to 4am.”

“And just to clarify, the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interactions and, therefore, reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.”

The national coordinator said, as the nation moves into the second phase of the covid-19 lockdown that “Persons who are on essential duty including but not limited to those involved in the provision of health services, media services and critical infrastructure are exempted from the curfew.”

“Just to make it clear, all restrictions on the free movement of goods and services are now removed in this phase.”

Dr Aliyu, also announced the reopening of financial sectors to normal working hours.

He stated that “There will be a full opening of the financial sector, with banks now allowed to operate normal working hours – five days a week.”

Alexandra Ejiofor
Writer, PapercodePost

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