FG Lifts Interstate Travel Ban, Schools to Reopen as well

FG Lifts InterState Travel Ban, Schools to also Reopen

With effect from July 1, the Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travel

provided such journeys are made outside curfew hours.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha,

disclosed this at the ongoing daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,

Further said the government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country.

He also discloses that the latest developments were contained in the task force’s fifth interim report

which was submitt to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), earlier in the day.

FG Lifts InterState Travel Ban, Schools to also Reopen

Mustapha said further adds that Interstate travel will be allow, read full statement below ,

“I am please to inform you that Mr President has carefully considers

the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that,

with the exception of some modifications to be expatiate upon later,

the Phase Two of the ease lockdown be extends 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 expatiate by the National Coordinator;

“Permission of interstate travel 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;

“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;
“Provision of technical support

for states to mobilise additional resources for the response.”