10pm curfew: Sanwo-Olu to meet PTF next week


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Saturday, says he will be meeting with members of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 next week to explore the possibility for a review of the 10pm to 4am curfew currently in place to restrict movement amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor, who made this known while briefing the press at the State House, Marina, however, noted that the curfew is still in full force.

Sanwo-Olu said, “The 10pm (to 4am) curfew is still on. It is a national regulation and it was issued by the PTF (Presidential Task Force on Covid-19). We will be having a discussion with the PTF during the week and if we have additional information, we will be passing across.

“This is a decision that was taken by the President himself. It is a national issue, so, the curfew is still on. And we still need to comply with the Federal Government directives.”

The PTF, following the lifting of the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic, had on May 4, 2020, imposed a nationwide curfew from 6pm to 8am. It later reviewed the timing to between 10pm and 4am on June 1, 2020.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Friday night, Lagos has recorded 18,083 infections including 2,653 cases on admission, 15,228 discharged patients, and 202 fatalities.

No comments:

Post a comment