FG approves “safe reopening” of schools, 18 LGs to be locked down

Inter state travel allowed outside curfew hours Domestic aviation to begin as soon as practicable Primary schools,Day care centres remain closed

The Federal government has approved what it called “safe reopening of schools” amidst rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Boss Mustapha who announced the reopening of schools however said only graduating pupils of  secondary schools will resume

Mustapha who spoke at the Task Force News conference explained that the gradual reopening of schools was meant to allow graduating pupils resume preparations for their final examinations.

The latest development was contained in the Task Force fifth interim report to President Muhammadu Buhari

“I am pleased to inform you that president Muhammadu Buhari has carefully considered the Fifth Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expantiated 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 July 27, 2020

The Task Force  said a precision lockdown would be implemented in 18 local governments with high rate of infections accross Nigeria by affected State governments.

Throwing more light on the reopenig of school, the coordinator of the Task Force, Dr.Sani Aliyu said all primary schools and Day Care centres will remain closed.

The Task Force also said the 10:00pm to 6:00 am curfew put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 will remain but interstate travels are now allowed outside the curfew hours

Government has also approved the reopening of domestic aviation as soon as praticable


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