After the briefing by the PTF yesterday, and the reopening of religious centers now active, we now know how long the second phase of the gradual easing of lockdown will last.
The second phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown in the country will last for an initial period of four weeks, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 27 announced the gradual easing of a five-week lockdown in FCT, Lagos and Ogun state.
The lockdown was eased to a nationwide night curfew (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) from May 4 to May 17.
The first phase of the lockdown was subsequently extended by two weeks which elapses by midnight today.
Mr. Mustapha while speaking at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, on Monday, said the commencement of the second phase was approved by President Buhari.
“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, subject to review.
“Cautious advance into the second phase of the national response to COVID-19,” he said.
As of June 1, Nigeria has recorded 10,162 cases of COVID-19. Of this, 3,007 have been successfully treated and discharged and 287 deaths have been recorded