The Federal Government says the nationwide curfew in place in the country to restrict movement amid the coronavirus pandemic is now from 12 am to 4 am.
National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during a briefing in Abuja.
In June, the PTF adjusted the initial nationwide curfew of 8:00 pm – 6:00 am to 10:00 pm – 4:00 am in a bid to limit social interactions and, reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.
Dr. Aliyu, however, explained that people on essential service and travelers returning from abroad are exempted from the curfew.
“We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight.
“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.”
He also stated that all limitations to land travels have been lifted and markets across the country can now open and operate all day.
Similarly, the PTF national coordinated also stated that cinemas and amusement parks can also operate, with the exception of bars and night clubs, which he said, will remain closed.
Meanwhile, Dr. Aliyu urged states considering reopening their schools to conduct risks assessment before doing so, to enable the safety of all vulnerable groups.