There is now of lift on the ban on Inter-State movement as the FG reopens schools for some students in exam classes.
President Buhari has approved, on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, the safe reopening of schools for only students in graduating classes (Primary 6, JS3, SS3) to enable them to prepare for exams.
The Federal Government also approved the safe reopening of domestic aviation services “as soon as practicable.”
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 also made it clear that all Daycare & Primary schools are to remain closed until further evaluation, except for Common Entrance pupils.
Furthermore, Secondary and Tertiary Schools are to stay closed, with arrangements being made for exiting JS3 & SS3 students to resume as soon as possible for preparation for exams.
Another important move by the FG is the lifting of the ban on Interstate movement lifted with effect from July 1, 2020.
As it stands, only outside curfew hours still stands as Nigeria is still adapting to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is important to note as the FG Reopens Schools that the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is far from over.
Just recently, we reported that Governor Akeredolu, the Ondo State governor has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on the 31st of June.
In a statement on Facebook, the South-Western Governor told his followers ” Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms. I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well. “