Nigeria: Buhari Extends Covid-19 National Response By Four Weeks

Nigeria: Presidency Extends Covid-19 National Response By Four Weeks

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:35 pm

President Muhammadu Buhari has accredited the extension of the section two of the COVID-19 National Response through any other four weeks with some changes that will address economic, socio-political and fitness concerns.

The presidential approval used to be disclosed the day past by way of the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force of COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing in Abuja.

The undertaking force has additionally disclosed that it is too early to celebrate the declining cases because there has been reduced testing as a end result of the Sallah break.

He stated to win the combat in opposition to the pandemic, the PTF resolved that it is important to make sure that restrictions are now not totally relaxed.

With the extension till the first week of September, non- pharmaceutical measures like social distancing, nationwide curfew from 10 p,m to 4 a.m, use of face masks, limiting the wide variety passengers on public transport, the restrict of banking staff to 75 per cent potential or less and only 50 per cent occupancy of halls with the aid of clients among others will continue to be in place.

Mustapha said the principal adjustments proposed by using authorities had been aimed at attaining the gradual re-opening of worldwide air flights and rail transportation inside set up parameters as well as granting of permission to exit training to resume beforehand of examinations.

“After due consideration of the recommendations, Mr. President authorised the following: Maintaining the modern-day segment of the National Response to COVID-19 for any other four weeks in line with the modifications reflected in the report, partnering with states and neighborhood governments to improve community sensitisation and engagement to the COVID-19 response; mandating nation authorities and the FCT, to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, in particular the use of face masks in public look and places;

Aliyu stated passengers for international flights would arrive three hours before departure time.

“We have modified the advice with the regards to arrival for flights: Passengers arriving at the airports for home flights advice to arrive at least one and a half of hours earlier than their flight, and three hours earlier than global flights the place these restart,” he said.

Domestic flights resumed operation on July 8 after a three-month ban as a end result of the pandemic.