FG lifts restrictions on recreational parks for non-contact physical activities
The Federal Government has lifted restrictions on recreational parks for non-contact physical activities, while it has maintained the ban on entertainment centers.
Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed this during the Task Force daily media briefing on Thursday.
He added that passengers arriving for domestic flights can now arrive at least an hour and a half before flight, and three hours before the flight for international travelers.
Re-emphasising the need for everyone to take responsibility and stop the stigmatisation of persons who have contracted, been treated and have been certified negative for COVID-19, Mustapha said, the PTF met with President Buhari on Wednesday and briefed him on the progress made so far in containing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping citizens safe from contracting the virus.
While addressing newsmen he noted that the PTF made some recommendations to the president and the extension of the current ease of lockdown was one of the inferences approved.
The PTF chairman further disclosed that to sustain gains already made in the last few weeks, the task force recommended to President Buhari to retain the current phase of the response, with minor changes to address economic, socio-political, and health concerns.
According to him, the major changes being proposed are aimed at achieving the gradual re-opening of international air flights within established parameters. re-opening of rail transportation within established parameters, and the granting of permissions to exit classes to resume ahead of examinations.
Also, meetings for government officials and parastatals will continue to hold virtually.
Under the revised guidelines of the eased lockdown which will be maintained in the next four weeks, the current nationwide curfew from 10pm- 6am still stands.