Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that his government will gradually role back lockdown measures in Africa’s most populous country from 4 May.

“I have decided to put in place gradual easing of lockdown measures,” he said in a much-anticipated television address. “We will implement a curfew between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.,” he added.

The President also announced that “Inter-state borders will remain closed except for basic necessities (…). We will impose the wearing of masks in public places, as well as social distancing measures.”

President Muhammadu Buhari announces easing of Lockdown

Nigerian government officials announced in their daily press briefing that US President, Mr Trump in a phone call with President Muhammadu Buhari aassured Nigeria of the US’ solidarity and support during the outbreak.

A presidential aide, Bashar Ahmad provided more information on the phone call in a tweet:

Nigeria had on Monday nearly 1,300 officially reported cases of coronavirus infection and 40 deaths



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