Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on has just extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by a week.
“The lockdown in the FCT, Lagos & Ogun States shall subsist remain in place until these new ones come into effect on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at 9am,”
President Buhari also announced that after the expiration of the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a national “curfew from 8pm to 6am.”
“This means all movements are will be prohibited during this period except essential services,” he said.
He added that some “selected businesses and offices can open from 9am to 6pm, while there will be strict mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.
“Furthermore, the restrictions of on social and religious gathers shall remain in place,”
“State Governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.”
Read Full Transcript of President Buhari’s speech HERE.