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COVID-19: FG lifts ban on inter-state movements July 1

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COVID-19: FG lifts ban on inter-state movements as JSS 3, SSS 3 students to resume school

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The Federal Government on Monday lifted the ban on inter-state movements across the country as students from Junior and Senior Secondary Schools would now be allowed to resume school.

Dr Sani Aliyu, Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed this at its news conference in Abuja.

Aliyu said that though the current nationwide curfew would still remain, but added that movements across state boundaries could now take effect.

According to him, there is now permission of movement across state borders but only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July.

He said that the JSS 3 and SSS3 students would resume to enable them  prepare for their examinations that would allow them to another class

He also stated that civil servants within grade 14 and above must also resume with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol, adding that the wearing of masks was now mandatory.

According to him, access to government premises will not be allowed without the use of face masks.

Aliyu explained that the nation wide curfew imposed from 10 p.m to 4 a.m was still valid.

He however, stressed that Aviation industry would resume operation as soon as practicable.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PTF had on June 27 embarked on a dry run test of the aviation.

The Minister of Aviation, Sen Hadi Siriki told newsmen that the airport was 90 per cent ready for operation, adding that with full compliance to protocol guiding COVID-19.

Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

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