Coronavirus: Nigerian governors urge Buhari to relax lockdown

President Mohammadu Buhari had on
Monday extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the country’s capital city
Abuja by a week saying activities in those areas to wind down gradually after
May 5th 2020.

“The lockdown in the FCT, Lagos &
Ogun States shall subsist remain in place until these new ones come into effect
on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at 9 am,” Buhari said in his national broadcast.

The president after the expiration of
the lockdown, there will be a national “curfew from 8 pm to 6 am.”

“This means all movements are will be
prohibited during this period except essential services,” he said.

He added that some selected businesses
and offices will be allowed to open between 9 am to 6 pm daily, while there
will be strict mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition
to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.

“Furthermore, the restrictions of on
social and religious gathers shall remain in place,” Buhari said.

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