Nigeria’s Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has withdrawn the restrictions placed on attendance for social events and curfew for late night movements.
The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 headed by the Chairman, Boss Mustapha, further relaxed Nigeria’s covid measures based on an informed overview of the number of vaccinated people in the country and globally, the number of vaccines available and the low risk of importing new covid variants.
- The relaxed measures in Nigeria see the return of free movements between 12 – 4am, removal of essential travels and no limited attendance at public events.
By the numbers
Statistics show that in Nigeria, 9.57 million people are fully vaccinated with 31.4 million doses of vaccines released to the public. This implies that 4.6% of Nigerians are fully vaccinated.
The Big Picture
With the significant decline in covid cases in the country and globally, Nigeria, like many other countries, is relaxing its covid-19 protocols in a bid to return the country to normalcy. The Nigerian government also on Friday revoked the mandatory use of nose masks in public places. The Federal Government is focusing its efforts on monitoring, vaccination, increased testing and genomic sequencing as the fight against Covid-19 continues.