The Nigerian government has lifted the country’s midnight curfew, as well as other restrictions set more than two years ago to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
According to data received from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the country has registered 3,142 deaths from 255,468 cases since the outbreak began.
“The removal of restrictions was decided in view of the declining number of cases, reduced risk of importation of new variants as well as the availability of vaccines.
“The nationwide curfew imposed from midnight to 04:00 am has been lifted advisory limiting Nigerians to essential travels only, has been lifted,” a statement issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 said.
When it was first implemented, the midnight curfew was strictly enforced, but it has been mostly ignored in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and Lagos, the country’s largest commercial hub, since the beginning of last year.
After the impact of COVID, economic and security issues suffocate the amusement park business, owners anticipate a resurgence in attendance.
Private enterprises should continue to implement precautions to restrict the spread of the virus at work, according to the government.
Civil servants should go back to their offices, the government added, where they are recommended to show proof of vaccination or a “PCR test of not more than 48hrs”.