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Nigerian Coronavirus: Second Phase of The National Response to COVID-19

Following the announcement made by the president’s new media aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, as regards the further easing of the lockdown in Nigeria, the following can now apply between June 2nd and June 29th:

President Buhari on Nigerian Coronavirus

Nigerian Coronavirus updates: guidelines for second phase of lockdown ease by #PTFCOVID19.

  • Religious activities can now resume gatherings. Churches and mosques are now allowed to hold gatherings (strictly regular gatherings), and this will be in accordance with the guidelines provided by state governments.
  • Nationwide curfew time has been adjusted from 8pm to 6am, to 10pm—4am.
  • Financial sectors can now open fully. Banks and other financial institutions can now run their through normal working hours.
  • Interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel.
  • No gathering of more than 20 persons; outside of workplaces and religious services.
  • The aviation industry has been requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.
  • Schools are still closed.
  • Bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks remain closed until further evaluation.
  • Hotels may reopen.
  • Stand-alone Restaurants that are not within hotels van only offer takeout services. No EAT IN.
  • Offices are expected to maintain 2 meter physical distancing + 75% maximum capacity.
  • All permitted openings (hotels, religious services etc) are to maintain non-pharmaceutical interventions (masks, sanitizers/handwashing, 2m distancing, capacity limits, etc).
  • The June 21 date for opening of domestic flights is tentative. Certain conditions have to be fulfilled between now and that date.
  • Aircraft have to be good and safe to fly (checks/maintenance) with necessary recertifications + medicals for pilots/crew

These guidelines for the Nigerian coronavirus were issued by #PTFCOVID19, and are to be enforced by state governments.

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