Nigeria embarks on third phase of eased COVID-19 restrictions as FG adjusts curfew hours
As Nigeria begins the implementation of the third stage COVID-19 eased restrictions, the Federal government on Thursday, announced the adjustment of the curfew hours from the previous 10 pm till 4 am to 12 midnight till 4 am.
The announcement which was made by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu during a briefing, confirmed that the amendment was part of those approved by President Muhammadu Buhari as the nation advance into the third phase of eased restrictions.
According to Aliyu, this third phase will last till when the epidemic is sufficiently controlled in Nigeria, adding that those on essential services were exempted from the curfew hours.
“We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4 am nationwide, effective from 12:01 hours tonight. This does not apply to people on essential services and international travelers that might be returning from abroad.
“In terms of other aspects of general movement, no formal restriction will be applied within the country but the risk remains there. For citizens in particular vulnerability groups, the elderly, those with underlying medical illnesses are strongly advised to continue keeping away from mass gatherings and the general public and staying at home.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News