Covid-19: Guidelines for extension of relaxation as FG orders reopening of schools

Covid-19: Guidelines for extension of relaxation as FG orders reopening of schools

Following the extension of the phase II relaxation of lockdown which accommodated a "safe reopening" of schools, the federal government has issued an updated list of fresh guidelines amid continued surge in Covid-19 cases.

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The extension of the relaxation also saw the restriction imposed on inter-state movement since May lifted effective from Monday, June 29.

Covid-19: Guidelines for extension of relaxation as FG orders 'safe reopening' of schools

Guidelines for extension of lockdown relaxation as FG orders 'safe reopening' of schools.
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"PTF continues to rely on science, data and experiences from other jurisdictions to sustain and modify our strategy in the fight against Covid-19," part of the PTF interim report found HERE which was submitted on Tuesday, June 30, read.

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"The primary aim of Phase Two was to sustain the gains of the earlier Phase in terms of pandemic control while allowing additional sectors of the economy to restart.

"This will help achieve the desired balance between saving lives and ensuring that the wellbeing and livelihood of citizens are protected.

Here are the updated guideline for extension of lockdown:

Section one

1. Maintaining the current nationwide curfew (10pm – 4am).

2. Maintaining the restrictions on mass gatherings and sporting activities;

3. Re-commencement of domestic aviation services;

4. Allowing movement across state boundaries only outside curfew hours;

Section two

1. Allowing students in graduating classes (Primary 6, JS3 & SS3) to resume in preparation for examinations;

2. Federal and state government offices to maintain current timing of 9am – 2pm as officers on government level 14 and above, and essential staff from government level 13 and below are to continue to report for duty.

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3. Mandatory use of non-medical facemasks in public spaces with access to government and commercial premises to be denied for persons not wearing facemasks: ‘No mask, no entry. No mask, no service.’'

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Meanwhile, reported that with Nigeria's Covid-19 hitting a towering figure of 26,484 cases on Wednesday, July 1, 603 deaths and 10,152 recoveries, the federal government has emphasised on the need to maintain social distancing.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the federal government has intensified efforts towards flattening the curve by reeling out guidelines for worship places, education centres and workplaces.

And with the extension of the relaxation of lockdown imposed by the government, the Federal Ministry of Health has stressed that social distancing remains a vital preventive measure against the Covid-19 scourge.

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