The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID19 has just released new guidelines for the ease of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT which will come into effect next week Monday May 4.

Briefing newsmen on the new guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, the National coordinator of the Presidential taskforce on COVID19, Sani Aliyu, said Interstate travels remain banned except for essential services.

For intrastate activities, banks open hours is between 8pm to 2pm while adhering to all the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Schools are to remained closed, restaurants are to remain closed but can do home deliveries. Concerts and Recreational activities stay suspended for now.

”For government offices, government staff will be allowed to resume from the 4 of May but it will be based on specific grade levels and specific days so that we can reduce the amount of congestion that we might have in our government offices and we will be discussing further with state governments to make sure that we have a common approach to this.

Banks will be allowed to open but there will be restriction in the opening hours to between 8am to 2pm and together with all the other preventive measures I have already mentioned.

In addition to this, from the point of agriculture and rural development, companies involved in food processing can commence operation. In construction sites, critical road will be allowed but waivers will be provided by state governments to enable movement.

For the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries, we will encourage shift work and limiting staff to only 30 to 50 per cent to maintain social distancing and pharmacy shops may remain open overnight.” Sani said


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