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COVID-19: FG lifts ban on large gatherings night curfew



FEDERAL Government has lifted the midnight curfew and ban on super spreader weddings, concerts and similar events.

  A release issued by Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 said the ban was lifted following continued reduction of the number of cases in the country.

Explaining that the decision also followed the reduced risk of importation of new variants, the committee warned that people must continue using facemasks for indoor activities.

  “States should continue to consider them as the minimum guidelines required to ensure an acceptable level of epidemic control nationwide. Use of face mask to be mandatory for indoor activities but at individual’s discretion during outdoor activities; those aged 60 and above or with co-morbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are advised to uphold the use of universal precaution which includes the use of face mask, avoid crowd, and frequent use of hand sanitisers.

No limitation on air travels – both domestic and international flights; both international and domestic travellers must abide by all existing protocols, including the use of face mask while onboard and taking personal precaution measures; and all arriving international passengers must register with the Nigeria International Travel Portal ( and abide by the travel guidelines.

No limitations on inter or intra-state travel; all vendors and service providers must abide by stated stipulations from the Federal Ministry of Transportation; all passengers and commuters must wear face masks once on board, as well as continue to observe personal precautionary measures,” the statement reads.

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