The Federal Government has approved reopening of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19.Reopening of schools by Buhari

FG approves reopening of schools, lifts ban on interstate travel.

It has likewise lifted the ban set on interstate with immediate effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside limitation hours.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Supervisor Mustapha, revealed these at the progressing every day briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also said the government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country.

He said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes resume preparation for examinations.

He revealed that the most recent improvements were contained in the task force’s fifth interim time report which was submitted to the President Muhammadu Buhari.

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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, the 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.

Also, speaking, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, said all primary schools and daycare centres across the Federation would still remain closed.

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“All daycares and primary schools to remain closed till further evaluation,” he said.

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