Coronavirus: Govt offices can open from Monday - FG

Coronavirus: Govt offices can open from Monday - FG

- Some federal workers will resume from May 4

- According to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the resumption will be based on specific grade levels

- PTF also said some sectors of the economy will be allowed to resume

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has disclosed that federal offices nationwide can open from May 4 for workers to resume work.

According to PTF, the resumption will be based on specific grade levels.

The Nation reports that the banking, construction, manufacturing sectors, as well as food processing companies, will be allowed to open from Monday.

Dr. Aliyu Sani, national coordinator of the PTF on Covid-19 stated these during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic.

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Legit.ng had earlier reported that the task force said bank branches operating in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be open to customers, starting from Monday, May 4.

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Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force, said banking halls would be open to customers between 8am and 2pm.

Legit.ng had also reported that Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu has given new directives following the national broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari which effectively changed the lockdown status of the state.

The president who had in his broadcast directed a partial reopening of the state said governors are free to modify the directive based on their state's peculiarities.

In line with this, the Lagos governor has on Wednesday, April 29, directed that all schools in the state remain closed while at the same time suspending all commercial motorcycling (Okada) operation.

Going further, the governor said markets in the state will open from 9am to 3pm on selected days.

"All entertainment centres including gyms, spa, recreational facilities inside private estates are to remain closed for two weeks. This would be reviewed after 2 weeks," the governor added.

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Also, Sanwo-Olu imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the state from Monday, May 4. Specifically, curfew starts at 8pm to 6am.

Also, in a related development, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state government discharged 49 more COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres at Yaba and Onikan to reunite with society.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at an ongoing press conference in Marina according to a tweet Gboyega Akosile, the governor's chief press secretary on Wednesday evening, April 29.

Legit.ng also reported Nigeria hit a hair-raising 1,532 figure-benchmark of coronavirus cases as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 28, announced 195 new cases, the highest daily figure recorded so far by the agency.

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