The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has announced that Federal offices nationwide can open from Monday 4, May for workers to resume work,
The PTF however explained that the resumption will be based on specific grade levels.
Similarly, the banking, construction, manufacturing sectors, as well as food processing companies, will be allowed to open from Monday.
The PTF noted that banks will be allowed to open from 8 am to 2 pm daily while observing the new restrictions put in place by the government.
National Coordinator of the PTF on Covid-19, Dr. Aliyu Sani stated during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic that temperature test, respiratory hygiene and restriction of gathering of not more than 20 persons will be introduced.
Sani said the task force would be engaging with state governments to make sure that the PTF have a common approach to the opening of offices.
“In addition to this, from the point of agriculture and rural development, companies involved in food processing can commence operation.
Sani, however, said that restrictions on social gatherings remain suspended pending review of the new measures put in place by the government.
He said that restaurants and schools remain closed.
However, Sani said that neighbourhood markets are allowed to operate during the relaxed lockdown.