The Federal Government on Monday lifted the ban on interstate travel throughout the country.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who announced this during the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval when the team met with him earlier in the day.
He added that the directive which was effective from July 1 only covered movement across state borders only outside curfew hours.
Mustapha said: “I am pleased to inform you that Mr. President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, Phase Two of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020, through Midnight of Monday, 27 July 2020.
“Specifically, however, the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:
“Maintaining the current phase of the national response, for another four weeks in line with modifications to be expatiated by the National Coordinator.
“Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July 2020;
“Enforcement of laws around non-pharmaceutical interventions by States, in particular, the use of face masks in public places.”
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