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Breaking News: Niger State relaxes Covid19 restrictions

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The governor of Niger state, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, declared on Tuesday, the relaxation of covid19 restrictions on banks, markets and other business outlets in the state.

According to reports, a ban on the movement of commercial motorcycle is still in place.

The Governor has also removed the ban on travels within Niger State.

The Governor noted that the use of face is compulsory especially in public places as well as social distancing rules should be adhered to. Also security agents will be in place to enforce the preventive measures put in place.

The new curfew in place is set to be from 10pm-4am, while the transportation of fuel, manufactured products, agricultural products as well as essential services will be allowed to operate as usual.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the total number of covid19 infections in Nigeria currently stands at 12,801 with 361 deaths 4,040 recoveries.

The Presidential Task Force on Covid19 imposed a four week lockdown after the initial 6 week lockdown which ended the 1st of June.

The new regulation that follows the easing of lockdown restrictions in Niger State include, restrictions of public gathering of not more than 20 persons outside the work place, controlled access to market places and other places where there is economic activity, compulsory use of hand sanitizers and hand sanitizing equipment as well as the use of face mask.

There was also the announced of restrictions in worship centres in terms of the number of people who are allowed to congregate.

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It was also announced that residents who have underlying condition should be isolated while a ban on inter-state travel will still be in place except for the transportation of food items, manufactured products and other essential services.

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Adam Abubakar is a renowned writer and poet. He Specializes in Writing Political News. He worked for five years as a writer and editor at the national news magazine.

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