FG announces another phase of COVID-19 curfew, closure of clubs, gyms
The Federal Government has announced another phase of nationwide COVID-19 curfew to further curtail the spread of the disease.
The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, made this Known during the Presidential briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, 12am to 4am.
He announced that effective from Tuesday, enforcement of curfew on night clubs, gyms and other places would commence until further notice.
Mohammed further noted that gatherings of religious groups and weddings have been reduced to 50 percent attendance while official engagements, meetings and conferences would continue to hold virtually.
"For gathering including weddings, parties meetings; we are expanding the limit to 50 people preferably outdoors and not in enclosed spaces and attendees must wear face masks and ensure proper sanitization of their hands while maintaining a physical distance.
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"For land and rail transport, there are no limitations anymore on inter and intrastate travel but service providers must abide by status stipulations from the Federal Ministry of Transport and ensure that PPEs are used and where applicable physical distancing is observed.
"For the public sector, we are maintaining the restriction and encouraging the work-at-home policy for staff below the level of grade level 12.
"Those at grade level 12 and above will be allowed to come to work," he said.
Amusement parks, gyms and cinemas can open but at half capacity, adding that event centres that provide outdoor spaces can open but not indoor event centres.
"Eateries and restaurants can only open for outdoor services and we will make sure this is complied with. Bars and nightclubs to remain closed until further notice. Each authority within the state can provide additional guidelines for minimising risk in the state as it relates to these facilities and industries," he said.
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