President Mohammadu Buhari has ordered the closure of bars, night clubs, hotels, event centres and recreational sites for the next five weeks to contain the spike in COVID-19 pandemic. He also directed the closure of all restaurants, while schools would remain closed till at least till January 18, 2021.

The Federal government also limited guests’ at all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities and end of year events to 50 persons.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who announced these during the PTF press conference on Monday, said all government staff on grade level 12 and below are to stay at home for the next five weeks.

Mustapha however, recall that the PTF established the Nigeria International Travel Portal for the control of possible importation of the virus. Statistics show that a good percentage of in-bound travellers have breached the travel protocols, thereby making surveillance and testing suffers undue setbacks.