COVID-19: Curfew now 12a.m. to 4a.m nationwide, says PTF

‌ The Presidential Task Force (PTF) COVID-19 adjusted the curfew from 12 midnight through 4a.m. as it continued the gradual easing lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread COVID-19 in the country.

The National Coordinator, PTF  COVID-19, Sani Aliyu,disclosed this  during the PTF briefing COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikwe International , Abuja, .

Aliyu, however, explained that people on essential service and travellers returning from abroad were exempted from the curfew.

“I will first all start with general movement. We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4a.m. nationwide effective from 12:00 tonight.

“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that may be returning from abroad,” he said.

The News Agency Nigeria() reports that the PTF, following the lifting of the lockdown occasioned the pandemic, had on May 4, 2020, imposed a nationwide curfew from 6p.m. to 8a.m.

Also in June, the PTF reduced the nationwide curfew from 10p.m. to 4a.m. in a bid to limit social interactions and reduce the risk of of the virus. ()