related COVID-19: Here are the new guidelines announced by the PTF on Monday

COVID-19: Here are the new guidelines announced by the PTF on Monday

The federal government of Nigeria on Monday relaxed the nationwide curfew and lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country.

The government had imposed the curfew and ban on religious to check the spread of coronavirus.

Chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced new guidelines as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

"After considering all factors mentioned above, the PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review," Mustapha.

Below are the new guidelines announced by the PTF on Monday.



1. The nationwide curfew which previously starts from 8pm to 6am will now starts from 10pm - 4am, effective from tomorrow June 2.

2. Full opening of financial sector - normal working hours

3. Restricted opening of places of worship, (regular church & mosque services ONLY), to be based on state government protocols.

4. Interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel

5. Gathering of 20 persons remains prohibited;outside of workplaces + religious services

6. Aviation Industry requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21

7. Mandatory use of non-medical face masks in public places.

8. Mandatory provision of hand-washing facilities / sanitisers in all public places.

9.  Extensive temperature checks in public places.

10. Maintaining 2 metres between people in public places.

 11. Hotels may reopen

12. Restaurants outside of hotels must remain closed for eat-in—TAKEOUT ONLY

13. Bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks closed until further evaluation

14. All schools to remain closed until further evaluation

15. Offices maintain 2m physical distancing + 75% max capacity.




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