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Covid19- Federal Government Prohibits Street Hawking and Trading

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The Federal Government had made an announcement that artisans can go out to work but placed a ban on street trading and hawking.

Sani Aliyu, who is the National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on Covid19, mentioned this on Monday while announcing the new guidelines for the second phase of eased lockdown
during a press briefing in Abuja.

Mr. Aliyi mentioned that in terms of general movement, people can go out to work, go out to purchase essential food items and for exercise as well, in as much as they abide by the stated guidelines as regards to social distancing regulations as we as the curfew hours.

Travels outside your local government areas is highly prohibited except for reasons such as health and work.

He also stressed that it is still safer to stay at home and avoid large crowds. He went further to say that the pandemic is still on the increase.

He warned that relaxing of the lockdown restrictions does not mean that it is safer to go outside. Also he said that if people dont need to go out they should stay at home.

Interstate travels is still restricted except for the transportation of essential products and essential travels.

He pleaded with security personnel to co-operate with the public and to allow essential goods to be transported.

The task force coordinator mentioned the new guidelines for reopening of offices in the public and private sectors.

He said, the labour and industry sector are now. allowed to work normal hours while the government sector is expected to work from 9am to 2pm. He added that workers who come to work must observe social distancing.

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He concluded that in the civil service in the state and local government, workers from grade 14 and above will be allowed to come to work.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.