- The federal government has updated its guidelines for the eased lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states, as well as the FCT
- Some of the guidelines were already in place, while some were recently introduced or adjusted
- The government reiterated its stance there will be no mass gatherings during this period
The federal government has updated its guidelines for the eased lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states.
The FCT, Lagos and Ogun states were placed under lockdown weeks ago by President Muhammadu Buhari after recording the highest coronavirus cases at the peak of the pandemic.
The president later eased the lockdown, but placed certain restrictions, with a directive for Nigerians to obey the guidelines recommended by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.
Since then, the guidelines have been amended and adjusted at different times to accommodate certain persons, businesses or services.
The federal ministry of information and culture has informed the public of newly updated guidelines through its Twitter page.
Legit.ng observed that some of the guidelines were already in place, while some were recently introduced.
Below is the list of all the guidelines as at Monday, May 25 which are 10 in number.
1. A mandatory curfew between 8 pm-6 am is still in place
2. Wearing of facemasks in public places is mandatory
3. Handwashing facilities and hand sanitizers should be provided in public places
4. The physical distance of two meters between two people during interactions
5. No sporting activities and mass gatherings
6. Creation of mobile courts for the immediate prosecution of offenders
The following are prohibited by the authorities:
7. Passenger fights
8. Inter-state travels (except essential services)
9. 14-day mandatory supervised isolation of external flight returnees
Meanwhile, the federal government has imposed a fine of N1million on a United Kingdom aircraft impounded last week for undertaking illegal commercial operations in Nigeria during the COVID-19 lockdown.
This was disclosed by the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, via micro-blogging site, Twitter.
“We caused them to pay and reported their callous misdemeanour to United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), MFA and the UK High Commission,” the minister tweeted on Sunday, May 24.
In a related development, the federal government has asked traders, transporters and other people who provide services to members of the public not to hike their prices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was stated by the minister of information, culture and tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday, May 21.
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