The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced for new measures as he extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
Buhari also assured that the country will ease its lockdown from May 4.
The new measures to take effect from May 4 and will not apply to Kano State which has been on lockdown for two weeks.
The President new measures include a ban on interstate travel, overnight curfew, the mandatory use of face-masks, physical distancing and personal hygiene; a partial and controlled ban on interstate movement of goods.
read the full measures below:
a. There will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am. This means all movements will be prohibited during this period except for essential services;
b. There will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travel until further notice;
c. Partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services will be allowed for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers; and
d. We will strictly ensure the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene. Furthermore, the restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place. State Governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.