Federal Government lifts ban on Inter-State travels

Federal Government lifts ban on Inter-State travels

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday that interstate travels would now be allowed on the condition that they are made outside curfew hours.

Mustapha said the government also approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country.

He said: “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.”

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“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 expatiated 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.”

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