PTF Reduces Nationwide Curfew, Orders Full Operation In Financial Sector

PTF Nationwide Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, briefs reporters in Abuja on June 1, 2020.



The Presidential Course of Stress (PTF) on COVID-19 has decreased the nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am.

The Nationwide Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, launched this on Monday on the every day briefing of the obligation energy in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He said, “Environment friendly from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the easing of the lockdown will possible be characterised by the subsequent: The nationwide curfew will keep in place nonetheless the timing of this may possible be decreased to 10pm-4am.”

“And easily to clarify, the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interactions and, subsequently, in the reduction of the possibility of transmission of the virus,” he added.

Dr Aliyu echoed that people who’re on vital duty keep exempted from the curfew as a result of the nation strikes into the second part of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.

He acknowledged that such people embrace healthcare and media suppliers suppliers, along with these working inside the nation’s vital sectors.

The PTF nationwide coordinator moreover launched the reopening of the nation’s financial sectors, together with that they’d be completely operational.

He said, “There’ll possible be a full opening of the financial sector, with banks now allowed to perform common working hours – 5 days per week.

“The mass gathering of 20 people exterior of a workplace or places of worship stays prohibited.”

“There’ll possible be managed entry to markets and locations of monetary actions, nonetheless native authorities will proceed to provide steering on opening situations,” Dr Aliyu added.

He outlined that the restricted opening of places of worship could be based on the protocols of the respective state governments.

In response to the PTF nationwide coordinator, this may possible be completed with strict recommendations on bodily distancing and completely different non-pharmaceutical interventions and would apply to frequent church and mosque suppliers solely.

On movement from one state to the alternative, he said, “All interstate travels by individuals keep prohibited other than vital journey and the movement of merchandise and suppliers.

“Merely to make it clear, all restrictions on the free movement of merchandise and suppliers in the intervening time are eradicated on this part.”

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