From Tuesday, June 2, the nationwide curfew earlier put at 8pm to 6am will be reduced to 10pm to 4am.
According to a tweet from Bashir Ahmad, Special Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 gave the directive on Monday.
FG also relaxed the restriction placed on religious gatherings and also still places a ban on interstate movement and gatherings with more than 20 people among others.
BREAKING: The Presidential Task Force on COVID–19 has reduced the nationwide curfew. Effective from tomorrow, the curfew starts from 10pm – 4am.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 1, 2020
In line with the promise to review earlier restrictions after two weeks, the PTF announced that the interstate travel ban will remain effective, with exemptions for goods and essential travels only.
Schools are to remain closed, as protocols have not yet been concluded for them to resume.
Among the reviews announced, the Aviation industry has been directed to start developing protocols for domestic flights to resume from June 21.
“The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has requested the Aviation Industry to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21” the tweet read.
The President had in his last nationwide broadcast, directed the state governments to work in collaboration with the Presidential Task Force, to map out modalities on a gradual easing of the lockdown in the country.