FG reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions, pegs number of persons at gatherings at 50 maximum

  • No mask, no entry into government institutions
  • Govt. limits meetings to virtual platforms
  • Restructions take effect Tuesday midnight

Federal Government has slammed fresh COVID-19 restrictions on Nigerians and residents countrywide.

Head of Technical Secretariat of the PSC, Dr Mukthar Mohammed, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja.

This new directive is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

With the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time.

Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.

The government further directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice.

He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.

The PSC member, however, stated that there was no limitation to intra-state travel.

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