COVID-19: PTF releases guidelines for reopening of businesses

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National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Sani Aliyu,  on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Abuja, outlined the guidelines for re-opening of businesses nationwide from May 5, 2020.

Speaking at the PTF on COVID-19 daily press briefing in Abuja, Dr. Aliyu restated the timeline for the gradual reopening of businesses nationwide as announced in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s tecent national broadcast.

He hinted that the Federal Government guidelines would be implemented to the letter, pointing out that government offices would reopen effective May 4 while night curfew would start nationwide from the same date.

According to him, “manufacturing sector will run shift; banks are to open from 8am to 2pm while restaurants are to operate home delivery services only for now even as he advised persons up to the age of 65 and above and those with underlining health issues to stay at home.”

But  he said that schools would remain closed for the time being and encouraged schools to adopt online learning for the benefit of students.

He also said that interstate travels would be prohibited except vehicles carrying food items and those on essential duties just as vehicles operating within the state would have to provide hand sanitizers for their passengers.

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