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COVID-19: Nigeria Govt. Lift Restrictions On Gatherings, Midnight Curfew

The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted a nationwide midnight curfew and limitations on gatherings along with other restrictions imposed in 2019  to curb the spread of coronavirus.

This is development is coming after the country recorded 3,142 deaths from 255,468 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control website.

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in a statement on Wednesday made this known.

“The removal of restrictions was decided in view of the declining number of cases, reduced risk of importation of new variants as well as the availability of vaccines,” part of the statement read.

“The nationwide curfew imposed from midnight to 04:00 am has been lifted. Advisory limiting Nigerians to essential travels only has been lifted.”

FG also asked civil servants to go back to their offices with proof of vaccination or a “PCR test of not more than 48hrs”.

After COVID impact, economic, security challenges choke amusement park industry, operators expect attendance rebound.

In the statement, private companies were asked to continue implementing measures to limit the spread of the virus at work.

The limitation on the number of persons and 50 per cent limit on persons attending religious gatherings was also lifted but attendees must use face masks.

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