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FG reduces curfew hours

…… says markets can now operate all day

There is now sighs of relieve for Nigerians as their movement will no longer be restricted thanks to the announcement made by the federal government on Thursday to reduce the curfew hours from 10pm – 4am to 12 midnight to 4am.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while briefing journalists on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

It will be recalled that the federal government has continue the gradual easing of lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

In June, the PTF adjusted the initial nationwide curfew of 8:00 pm – 6:00 am to 10:00 pm – 4:00 am in a bid to limit social interactions and, reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.

Dr Aliyu, however, noted that people on essential service and travellers returning from abroad are exempted from the curfew.

“We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight.

“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.”

The National Coordinator of the PTF also stated that all limitations to land travels have been lifted and markets across the country can now open and operate all day.

Similarly, Dr Aliyu also stated that cinemas and amusement parks can also operate, with the exception of bars and night clubs, which he said, will remain closed.

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