FG extends phase 2 of lockdown ease by lifting the interstate travel ban

07/01/2020

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The Federal Government of Nigeria continues phase 2 of its partial ease of lockdown by lifting the current interstate travel ban amidst the pandemic.

In a bid to restore life back to the Nigerian transport industry amidst the unending COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has now declared a partial lift of the current interstate travel ban as part of an extension of its ease of lockdown (phase 2). This new update was disclosed by Mr. Boss Mustapha, the current SGF and PTF chairman at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday 29th of June 2020.

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The PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha says the FG has declared a partial lift of interstate travel ban with effect from July 1st

Last week, we reported that the FG is deliberating on the lift of the current ban on interstate travel but now the “verdict” is out and the FG has finally decided to partially lift the ban amidst the ongoing pandemic. According to Boss Mustapha, the Federal Government’s phase 2 of lockdown ease will also include the partial re-opening of primary and secondary schools specifically for graduating students. When speaking on movement between states, the PTF chairman added that he was pleased to disclose to the general public that President Buhari had finally approved the partial lift of interstate travel ban.

Boss Mustapha revealed that this phase 2 of the lockdown ease was going to last for 4 weeks with immediate effect from 30th of June 2020 all through 12 a.m of July 27th, 2020. During this time, the federal government has permitted movement of passengers between different states but only outside the curfew hours given by the president.

FG also expects each state to take further steps in enforcing COVID-19 preventive as such as compulsory use of nose/face masks, especially in public locations.

While the lift of interstate travel began will commence shortly, public health officials are saying that Nigeria needs to educate its citizens on the gravity of this COVID-19 pandemic. See video report below;

  Nigeria needs to educate citizens on the gravity of COVID-19 Pandemic - Kadiri

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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