May 19, 2020
The Federal Government has extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks across the nation from May 18th to June 1st, 2020. This was disclosed by the Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha during the daily briefing in Abuja.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari took the decision based on the recommendations of the PTF. The President also ordered a ban on all inter-state movements. According to him, these include: surveillance, case finding, testing, isolation, tracing and quarantining contacts.