BREAKING: FG finally lifts ban on interstate travel (read full details)

The Federal Government has lifted the interstate movement put in place months back.

It has also approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

However, only graduating students will resume.

Similarly, it approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country.

The chairman of Covid-19 PTF and Secretary to the Federal Government Boss Mustapha made this during the daily briefing after meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari

This is the full text of his speech

The chairman of Covid-19 PTF and Secretary to the Federal Government Boss Mustapha made this during the daily briefing after meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari

This is the full text of his speech

REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION/CHAIRMAN OF THE PTF-COVID-19 AT THE NATIONAL PRESS BRIEFING OF MONDAY, 29th JUNE, 2020

I welcome you all to the National Briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for Monday, 29th June, 2020.

2.​When the PTF briefed the nation on 1st June, 2020, we informed you that Mr. President had approved amongst others, that we should proceed into phase two of the eased lock down for a period of four weeks to enable the PTF evaluate the developments properly and continue toensure balance between lives and livelihood.

We also cautioned that the gradual relaxation was subject to review should developments warrant it.
3.​Within the Month under review, the PTF continued to monitor developments and consistently admonished Nigerians to change their behavior in view of the fact that the spread of the virus had entered the community phase. It is the considered opinion of the PTF that Nigerians, though aware of the existence of the virus, have generally misunderstood the objectives behind the reasoning of government in gradually relaxing the restrictions.

4.​For the purpose of emphasis, the virus is still dangerous and has continued to wreak havoc at home and abroad. The exponential rise in number of cases detected and the fatalities gives cause for concern. Statistically, the following numbers should interest us:

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