The federal government has changed its nationwide curfew time from 8p.m-6a.m to 10p.m-4a.m daily.
The National Coordinator of the PTF COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu revealed this on Monday during the Press briefing of the task force.
Corroborating the earlier disclosure by the Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, he said;
“Effective from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the easing of the lockdown will be characterised by the following: The nationwide curfew will remain in place but the timing of this will be reduced to 10pm-4am.”
“And just to clarify, the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interactions and, therefore, reduce the risk of transmission of the virus,” he added.
Dr Aliyu reiterated that persons who are on essential duty remain excused from the curfew as Nigeria moves into the second phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Further revealing that financial institutions have moved into full operational cycle, he said;
He said, “There will be full opening of financial sectors, with banks now allowed to operate normal working hours – five days a week.
“The mass gathering of 20 people outside of a workplace or places of worship remains prohibited.”
“There will be controlled access to markets and locations of economic activities, but local authorities will continue to provide guidance on opening times,” Dr Aliyu added.
He explained that the restricted opening of places of worship would be based on the protocols of the respective state governments.
On movement from one state to the other, he said, “All interstate travels by individuals remain prohibited except for essential travel and the movement of goods and services.
“Just to make it clear, all restrictions on the free movement of goods and services are now removed in this phase.”