Food markets to open for 4hrs as FG reviews Abuja, Ogun, Lagos lockdown

The Federal Government has relaxed total lockdown it imposed on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The government, in the new guidelines issued on Wednesday,  stated that markets selling food would open from 10 am to 2 pm every other day.

Also, supermarkets and pharmacies are to open from 10am to 4pm every day, but must maintain a high level of hygiene.

The new guidelines also ban bus services during the lockdown. It adds that a mass gathering of more than 20 people is not allowed.

In the new  guidelines released to journalists by the National Coordinator for the fight against COVID-19, Dr  Sani Aliyu, during a press conference organised by  the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, supermarkets, food stores, pharmacies and markets are exempted from the lockdown, but must  operate under strict rules

He said all residents of the two states and the FCT would be confined to their homes, except for the purpose of performing an essential service, obtaining essential goods or service or seeking medical care.

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