Buhari signs COVID-19 Regulations, 2020



President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the Covid-19 Regulations, 2020, which Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease.

The President’s spokesman, Mr , confirmed the development a statement Abuja.

He said President Buhari’s action was exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him that behalf.

”The Regulations, effective March 30, 2020, also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020, such as Restriction/Cessation of Movement Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic the country.

”In addition, to ensure that Nigerians can still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these , exemption is granted financial and money markets to allow very skeletal operations in order to keep the in operations during the pendency of these regulations,” the statement added. (NAN)