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COVID-19: FG Issues New Directive On Midnight Curfew, Large Gatherings


Omicron: FG Reviews COVID-19 Protocol For International Travel

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Wednesday lifted the midnight curfew and the restriction on large gatherings.

According to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the ban was lifted following the receding of covid-19 cases in the country.

The committee called on states governments to continue to ensure the use of facemasks for indoor activities.

The statement reads, “States should continue to consider them as the minimum guidelines required to ensure an acceptable level of epidemic control nationwide.

“Use of face mask to be mandatory for indoor activities but at individual’s discretion during outdoor activities; those aged 60 and above or with co-morbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are advised to uphold the use of universal precaution which includes the use of face mask, avoid crowd, and frequent use of hand sanitisers.

“No limitation on air travels – both domestic and international flights; both international and domestic travellers must abide by all existing protocols, including the use of face mask while onboard and taking personal precaution measures; and all arriving international passengers must register with the Nigeria International Travel Portal ( and abide by the travel guidelines.

“No limitations on inter or intra-state travel; all vendors and service providers must abide by stated stipulations from the Federal Ministry of Transportation; all passengers and commuters must wear face masks once on board, as well as continue to observe personal precautionary measures.”