The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has reduced the nationwide curfew. Effective tomorrow, 2nd of June, 2020, the curfew starts at 10pm and ends at 4am.
The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced this on Monday at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said that the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interactions and, therefore, reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, and that persons who are on essential duty remain exempted from the curfew as the nation moves into the second phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The PTF national coordinator also announced the reopening of the nation’s financial sectors, adding that they would be fully operational.
He said, “There will be a full opening of the financial sector, with banks now allowed to operate normal working hours – five days a week.
However, he reiterated the prohibition of public mass gatherings of people above 20, outside the workplace and places of worship.
Dr Aliyu added that there will be controlled access to markets and locations of economic activities, while local authorities will continue to provide guidance on opening times.
On movement from one state to the other, he said, “All interstate travels by individuals remain prohibited except for essential travel and the movement of goods and services.
“Just to make it clear, all restrictions on the free movement of goods and services are now removed in this phase.
He stated that other preventive mechanism still remain in place till further notice.