Breaking: FG Extends Partial Lockdown by Two Weeks

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 18 – The Federal Government has extended the current partial lockdown in the country by two weeks, disclosing that the time is not ripe for it to relax its containment protocols against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha announced this Monday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Taskforce.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on April 27, announced a “phased and gradual easing” of the lockdown in Federal Capital Territory, Lagos, and Ogun states while declaring a nationwide curfew with effect from May 4.

He also ordered a ban on all inter-state movements.

He said; “the reality is that in spite of the modest progress made, Nigeria is not yet ready for full opening of the economy and tough decisions have to be taken for the good of the greater majority.

Any relaxation will only portend grave danger for our populace.​“Advisedly, the current phase of eased restriction will be maintained for another two weeks during which stricter enforcement and persuasion measures will be pursued”

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