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COVID-19: Nigeria extends phase two of ease of lockdown

The Nigerian Government has extended the period of the phase two eased lock-down by one week.

Secretary to the Government of Nigeria and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made this known during the daily joint Media briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

According to him, the extension was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari following consideration by members of the PTF.

“It has also considered that due to the upcoming Sallah (Eid El-Kabir) festivities which coincides with the expiration of the current phase, it would be prudent to extend by one week, from 29th July, 2020 till Thursday 6th August, 2020. It has accordingly secured permission to retain the existing guidelines till that date,” he disclosed.

The second phase was initially due to expire on Wednesday 29th July, 2020 having commenced on June 30th, 2020.

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