Boss Mustapha explains why FG still maintain lockdown on inter-state travel and school resumption

Boss Mustapha who is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and also the chairman of the PTF while Speaking on Monday, June 1, during daily updates on COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the PTF, announced the government’s decision to lift a ban of religious gathering in the country.

But despite the relaxation of the lockdown, the PTF announced that some measures would continue to remain enforced for the next four weeks as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari upon recommendation by the PTF.

The following are key measures that would remain enforced despite the ease of the lockdown:


The federal government also maintained that schools would remain closed for now as the country’s total coronavirus infections top 10,000.

Ban on inter-state travels

The chairman of the PTF announced that the ban on interstate travel would remain enforced.

Ban on inter-state travels except for the movement of agricultural produce, petroleum products, manufactured goods and essential services,” he said.

Ban on gatherings

Mustapha also announced that despite relaxing the ban on worship centres, the

“ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace” would remain suspended.

Use of face mask and temperature check

The protective measure of using the face mask and temperature check was included among the measure to remain enforced. According to him, there would be

“mandatory use of non-medical face masks in public places” for the next four weeks. The PTF chairman also ordered “Extensive temperature checks in public places.”

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