Federal Government might lift ban on interstate travel next week

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has stated that it was reviewing guidelines for lifting ban on interstate travels.

Dr. Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator PTF on COVID-19, stated this on Monday. Adding that roads would be opened when bus termini across the nation had COVID-19 preventive measures in place.

He also noted that guidelines for the reopening of interstate travels which was submitted by the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, was being reviewed.

“At the moment, we still have restrictions on interstate travel. But we have been linking up with the Federal Ministry of Transportation through the Minister of State for Transportation.

 “They have given us guidelines that they have developed : very detailed guidelines, and we have looked at them, summarised them and discussed at PTF last week.

 “We have asked the Minister of State for Transportation to please engage with the road transport workers to make sure that the usual garages and parks that we have are ready in terms of guidelines that we have in place such as physical distancing, reducing the number of passengers per vehicle and provision of hand washing facilities etc.

 “And I believe they are already working on this and hopefully, we should be able to open as soon as it is safe to do so,” he said.

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