The Federal Government says the nationwide curfew from 10pm till 4am has been modified to 12 midnight till 4am.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, made the disclosure during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday.
“I will first of all start with general movement. We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4 am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight,” Aliyu said.
“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.
“In terms of other aspects of general movement, no formal restriction will be applied within the country but the risk remains there. For citizens in particular vulnerability groups, the elderly, those with underlying medical illnesses are strongly advised to continue keeping away from mass gatherings and general public and staying at home.
“We will be engaging closely with state governments with regards to the issue of compliance, particularly with face masks because we remain quite concerned about the low level of compliance with this simple intervention measure that we know is quite effective.”
The PTF had on May 4, 2020, announced a nationwide curfew from 6pm to 8am to restrict movement amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It later reviewed the timing to between 10pm and 4am on June 1, 2020.