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The Federal Government has announced that the COVID-19 nationwide curfew will now start from 12 midnight through to 4am.

National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during a briefing in Abuja.

In June, the PTF adjusted the initial nationwide curfew of 8:00 pm – 6:00 am to 10:00 pm – 4:00 am in a bid to curtail social interactions and, flatten the spread of COVID-19.

Dr Aliyu, however, explained that people on essential service and travellers returning from abroad are exempted from the curfew.

“We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4 am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight. This does not apply to people on essential services and international travelers that might be returning from abroad.”

He also stated that all limitations to land travels have been lifted, markets across the country can now open and operate all day and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps across the country can now reopen.

The PTF national coordinated also stated that cinemas and amusement parks can also operate, with the exception of bars and night clubs, which he said, will remain closed.

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