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Nigeria joined the list of African countries to ease lockdown measures in Lagos, Ogun, and FCT. This comes after the country’s President; Muhammadu Buhari had declared a phased (six weeks) and the gradual easing of the lockdown. The lockdown relaxation...

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Nigeria: Lockdown Relaxation Begins

Published by: Bukky Lee
05/05/2020 12:50 AM

Nigeria joined the list of African countries to ease lockdown measures in Lagos, Ogun, and FCT. This comes after the country’s President; Muhammadu Buhari had declared a phased (six weeks) and the gradual easing of the lockdown. The lockdown relaxation will be characterized by strict social distancing measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 and curfew from 8.p.m to 6.a.m, from May 2, 2020.

 

This is coming amidst the current rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, which stands at 2,802 active cases. Lagos State, the commercial capital of the country, has also released sets of guidelines for the eased lockdown.

 

Some of the key guidelines issued to ease the lockdown includes the mandatory wearing of non-medical mask for all persons and temperature checks in public spaces. Necessary provision of handwashing facilities with the use of sanitizers in public areas; ban of mass gathering and a ban on “non-essential” inter-state travel as borders will remain closed.

 

Meanwhile, on May 3rd, 2020, the Senegalese president, Macky Sal, extended the country’s state of emergency declared on 23rd March until 2nd June 2020, as the number of active cases continues to rise.

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