FG Takes Decision On COVID-19 Lockdown Extension

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The Nigerian government on Thursday, August 6, announced another four weeks extension of the second phase of the eased COVID-19 lockdown.

The announcement was made during a briefing in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who also serves as the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

The Nation reported. Mustapha said the extension of the current ease of lockdown was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari after the COVID-19 task force on Wednesday, August 5, briefed him about the progress made so far in containing the spread the disease.

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He said under the revised guidelines of the eased lockdown which will be maintained in the next four weeks, the current nationwide curfew from 10pm- 6am still stands.

The SGF urged Nigerians to act responsibly by taking steps to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19.

He also called on citizens to stop stigmatising people who have contracted, been treated, and have been certified negative for COVID-19.

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