FG directs banks, government offices, firms to reopen on Monday

Written by on April 30, 2020

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has directed government offices, banks and manufacturing companies to reopen on Monday.

The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, and the Coordinator, Sani Aliyu gave the directive at the media briefing of the group on Wednesday in Abuja, where they gave guidelines for the gradual reopening of the economy.

According to them, banks will start operating as from Monday, but will only open from 8am to 2pm and must adhere to social distancing measures, while employers must provide face masks and thermometers besides maintaining social distancing in their premises

They further stated that people in public places must use face masks, adding that schools would remain closed and social parties should not be held.

The PTF members also disclosed that public buses would only be allowed to operate from 6am to 6pm and that drivers must maintain social distancing in terms of number of their passengers.

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