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COVID-19: President Buhari approves additional measures to tackle pandemic:

President Muhammadu Buhari, on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus, (PTFCOVID19), has approved the following additional measures:

Suspension of the weekly FEC meetings until further notice.

Postponement of the meeting of the Council of State scheduled for Thursday 26th March, 2020.

In order to protect Federal Civil and Public Servants, a circular is to be issued by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), which shall direct on actions to be taken immediately.

The total ban on international travels shall commence at all our airports.

All land borders that have been hitherto under partial closure shall now be closed to human traffic for 4 weeks effective 23rd March, 2020.

If and when the need arises, any national assets required for use in the response to COVID-19 shall be mobilized and deployed.

Government of Nigeria is at the highest level, engaging with State Governors in order to ensure a collaborative and effective response to COVID19.

All Abuja and Lagos residents are strongly advised to stay at home, avoid mass congregation of any kind as well as non-essential outings, until further advice is given.

However, this commitment should be reciprocated by all citizens by respecting the advisory and obeying measures put in place to curtail the spread of #COVID19.

The Presidential Task Force #PTFCOVID19 shall be updating Nigerians from time to time as the need arises.

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