Federal Government has given reasons why it decided to lift a nationwide midnight curfew and limitations on gatherings along with other restrictions imposed in 2020 to curb the spread of coronavirus.
A statement issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 on Wednesday read: “The removal of restrictions was decided in view of the declining number of cases, reduced risk of importation of new variants as well as the availability of vaccines. The nationwide curfew imposed from midnight to 04:00 am has been lifted.”
The PSC however advised Nigerians to restrict themselves to essential travels only.
This development is coming after the country recorded 3,142 deaths from 255,468 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
The midnight curfew INFACTNG notes has been ignored all over the country for nearly two years now.
The government said private companies should continue implementing measures to limit the spread of the virus at work.
Civil servants should go back to their offices, the government added, where they are recommended to show proof of vaccination or a “PCR test of not more than 48hrs”.