By Moses Emorinken, Abuja
The Federal Authorities on Monday mentioned it will strictly implement the usage of face masks in public, particularly in authorities and industrial premises.
Anybody not sporting a facemask will likely be denied entry and repair; state governments are to drive enforcement, Nationwide Coordinator of the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, mentioned.
Talking throughout a briefing in Abuja, he mentioned the second section of the lockdown easing can be prolonged for 4 weeks from Wednesday.
He mentioned: “Using face masks stays obligatory and we will likely be imposing this in any respect ranges, together with linking up with the state authorities.
“Entry to authorities and industrial premises won’t be allowed if you’re not sporting a face masks.
“In different phrases, no masks, no entry and no providers will likely be offered in authorities and industrial premises.
“The curfew stays from 10pm to 4am nationwide…however we strongly suggest avoiding pointless contact with individuals.”
Aliyu mentioned there was nonetheless no change in protocols for markets, motels, eating places and gymnasiums, in addition to for marriage ceremony and burial ceremonies.
Native authorities authorities will guarantee compliance and adherence to subsisting measures, he mentioned, including that banks will nonetheless function inside regular working hours.
Aliyu mentioned: “For business and labour, they may keep regular working hours primarily based on the curfew association other than authorities places of work that can have a separate working hours’ schedule. Workplaces should keep work drive at 75 per cent capability.
“For banks and monetary establishments, they may function regular working hours with no change. For presidency places of work, there is no such thing as a particular change. Working hours stay 9am to 2pm from Grade Stage 14 and above.
“For personalised providers – mechanics, artisans, hair salons and so forth., who personal their workshop or workstations and might adhere to non-pharmaceutical intervention, they are going to be permitted to function as regular.
“For markets, there is no such thing as a particular change to what we have already got in Section II, and this will likely be pushed by native authority association.
“For motels, eating places and eateries, there is no such thing as a particular change. Lodges should observe all obligatory non-pharmaceutical interventions.
“Eating places are to stay closed for eat-in, with strict cleanliness tips, aside from eating places which might be serving resort residents.
“Gyms, cinemas, occasion centres, and nightclubs should stay closed and these will likely be enforced.
“For church buildings and mosques, no particular change. Section Two stays. For leisure parks/ communal sports activities, restrictions stay, in addition to the restriction on leisure parks till additional analysis.
“For funerals and weddings, no specific change. Funerals and weddings are to be restricted to 20 individuals, together with shut members of the family.”