COVID-19: FG returns curfew, restriction on mass gatherings indefinitely

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In a bid to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12 am to 4 am curfew and has also shut down bars, nightclubs, and recreational centres.

The government also reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Mohammed, said the new directive takes effect by midnight of Tuesday.

Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, May 10.

He said the bars and nightclubs should remain closed until further notice.

He added that gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 percent attendance, while official engagements, meetings, and conferences should continue to hold virtually.

While stating that there was no limitation to intra-state travel, he advised that only essential international travels should be embarked upon with all existing protocols strictly adhered to.

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