The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved the gradual resumption of international flights and train services across the country.
The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the daily briefing of the task force on Thursday in Abuja, added the gradual resumption of the international flight and train services, was part of the decisions reached at the end of the second extension of phase two of lockdown relaxation in the country.
He said: “It’s important to ensure that restrictions are not completely relaxed in order to control transmission.
“It is also important that at this community transmission phase of the pandemic sub-national governments step up to take more responsibilities by owning the response.
“To sustain gains already made, therefore, the PTF recommended to the President the retention of the current phase of the response with minor changes to address economic, socio-political, and health concerns.
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“It is, however, important to inform you that the major changes being proposed are aimed at achieving the following:
“Gradual re-opening of international air flights within established parameters;
“Re-opening of rail transportation within established parameters.”
Mustapha also granted permission for students in exit classes to resume school ahead of their examinations and allowed civil servants from Grade Level 12 to resume work.
The PTF chairman also directed the opening of recreational parks for supervised exercises.