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General News of Monday, 29 June 2020


LOCKDOWN: FG to announce next phase on Tuesday

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The Federal Government is expected to announce the next phase of eased lockdown in the country on Tuesday (tomorrow), according to Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha.

Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation disclosed this after the task force members met with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa on Monday.

Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to Buhari, tweeted, “Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow, SGF Boss Mustapha discloses.”

Others in the delegation were the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; the Coordinator of the PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu; and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.

The meeting, it was learnt, was meant to brief Buhari on the ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and the next steps to be taken.

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