Abuja, Nigeria – The Federal Government reimposes COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This new directive which is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday 11th May, 2021, was declared by a member of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed.
While briefing Journalists on Monday in the Nation’s capital city, Mohammed, who is the Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee noted that with the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time.
Dr Mohammed stated that nationwide curfew which is till further notice will deny access to government institutions from anyone not wearing a face mask. Government meetings and travels has also been limited to the virtual platform.
According to Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice.
Mohammed added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.
The PSC member, however, stated that there was no limitation to intra-state travel.