Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria Reopens Schools as COVID-19 Cases Hit 24,567

The Federal Government this Monday evening, June 29, 2020, announced the reopening of schools as part of modifications to the COVID-19 lockdown, the phase two of which it extended for another 30 days.

The resumption is, however, limited to graduating JSS 3 and SSS 3 preparing to write their final examinations.

Chairman of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha, announced this during today’s briefing by the Task Force in Abuja.

He also announced the lifting of the ban on inter-state movement but excluding the curfew period of 10pm – 4am.

Mr. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), equally announced that airports would reopen in phases.

Nigeria has recorded 490 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 24,567, the NCDC said on Sunday.

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