BREAKING NEWS: FG Lifts Interstate Travel Ban, Reopens Schools For Exiting Students

Politics Today

Jun 29, 2020

The Federal Government has partially lifted the interstate travel ban and has extended the Phase Two of the eased lockdown by four weeks.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha at a press briefing on Monday in Abuja.

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Mustapha noted that movement across State borders would now be allowed but only outside curfew hours (10 pm to 4 am) with effect from 1st July 2020.

His words, “I am pleased to inform you that Mr. President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, the Phase Two of the eased lockdown be extended 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 expatriated by the National Coordinator; Permission of 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 and; Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable.”

In addition, PTF also announced the reopening of schools for exiting students in secondary schools across the country.

The task force said that critical and revision classes for JSS 3 and SS 3 students would resume to prepare them for their existing examinations.

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