COVID-19: FG collapse midnight curfew, movement restriction

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) has announced that the nationwide curfew from midnight to 4 a.m. and other restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been eased.

However, it warned political parties to ensure that their events involving large gatherings adhere to the coronavirus guidelines issued by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).

These were contained in a new policy announced yesterday by the PSC on COVID-19 on the implementation guidelines for easing COVID-19 restrictions across different national activities.

The policy was signed by the committee’s chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

It said the decision reduced the risk of importation of new variants.

According to the committee, there are no limitations on air travel – both domestic and international flights.
But, both international and domestic travelers must abide by existing protocols, including the use of face masks while onboard and taking personal precaution measures.

The new instruction prescribed that organizers of political events must ensure the use of face masks (mandatory for indoor meetings, while recommended for outdoor); mandatory temperature checks and use of sanitizers at events; political parties to be responsible for compliance to safety measures; and voting procedures must comply with the stipulated COVID-19 safety protocol by INEC.



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