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Buhari exempts some groups from ban on movement in Abuja, Lagos - Coronavirus

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President Muhammadu Buhari has listed those that will not be affected by the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state.

Buhari during his live broadcast on Sunday banned vehicular movement in high risk states as Nigeria battles to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

However, the president listed that those in the medical line, hospitals, and health care distributors are exempted from the lockdown.

Also electricity distribution companies, security parastatals and sea ports in Lagos and other states are to remain operational.

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Buhari said: “This order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution.

“Furthermore, commercial establishments such as food processing, distribution and retail companies, petroleum distribution and retail entities, power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and private security companies are also exempted.

“Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored. He warned

“Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.

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“All seaports in Lagos shall remain operational in accordance with the guidelines I issued earlier. Vehicles and drivers conveying essential cargoes from these Ports to other parts of the country will be screened thoroughly before departure by the Ports Health Authority.”

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