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BREAKING: Third phase of Eased Lockdown to be announced tomorrow – FG

The third phase of eased lockdown in the country will be announced on Tuesday by the Federal Government, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed this to State House Correspondents after the taskforce members met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

Mustapha noted that taskforce members also briefed and submitted their recommendations on the ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-1 to the President for approval and for the next lines of action to be taken.

Others in the delegation were the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; the Coordinator of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu; and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Recall that President Buhari had on April 27 announced the gradual easing of a five-week lockdown in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states.

He also extended the first phase of the lockdown by two weeks which elapsed midnight on June 1 and the second phase was implemented over four weeks spanning from June 2nd – 29th.

In the second phase, the government relaxed restrictions on banking operations and worship places, while it retained nationwide curfew but reduced the time from 10pm to 4am, to limit social interactions.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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