Covid-19: Schools Remain Closed, Domestic Flights Resume June 21 – PTF


PTF Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau

National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Dr Sani Aliyu, has said
that majority of the enforcement of the PTF prescribed protocols to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria will be done at state levels to ensure the guidelines were based on the peculiarity of the states.
Speaking on Monday at the PTF briefing in Abuja, Aliyu also said that the enforcement of the guidelines will be strictly monitored even as he gave the hint that enforcement agencies will be proactive this time around.
Dr. Aliyu stated that the new phase of reopening which is to last from June 2 to June 29, 2020 will rely heavily on Science and Data to determine the next course of advancement.
According to him schools will remain closed until further evaluation. He added that Airports will resume domestic flights on the 21st of this month with strict adherence to COVI0-19 protocols.
He also said that the curfew put in place to restrict movement due to the COVID-19 still remains in place, while the curfew has however been relaxed to last between 10pm and 4am as against the former schedule of 8pm to 6am.
Dr. Aliyu added that part of the new eased down measures will allow for civil servants to resume work on a daily basis although within a limited time.
The PTF member however restated that the ban on recreational and sporting activities fully remains in place and will be monitored rigorously to ensure compliance.
He therefore appealed to Nigerians to avoid unnecessary movement and adhere strictly to the guidelines.

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