Nigerian Govt Reintroduces COVID-19 Restrictions From 12 A.M

Dr Mukhtar Mohammed
Dr Mukhtar Mohammed

The Nigerian Government has reintroduced nationwide COVID-19 restrictions in the country, starting from 12 a.m. in the early hours of Tuesday, May 11.

Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, a member of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday, May 10, in Abuja.

Mohammed, who is the PSC Head of Technical Secretariat, said the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew to curtail further spread of COVID-19 will be in force until further notice.

He added that mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time.

Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.

He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.

However, he stated that there was no limitation to intra-state travel.