The Federal Government has said hotels in the country could reopen effective June 2 ,
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 , Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Monday.
He said ,“Effective from Tuesday, June 2, the easing of the lockdown will be characterise by the following :
“Hotels may reopen but must observe all mandatory non -pharmaceutical intervention. ”
“Restaurants other than those in hotels must remain closed for eating but are allowed to priotise and continue practicing the take -away system.
“Bars, gyms, cinemas and night clubs are closed till further evaluation.”
In a similar development, Federal Government also asked the aviation sector to begin to develop protocols that will lead to the resumption of domestic flights any time from June 21.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19, Sani Aliyu said “The aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21 st of June onwards.
“Airlines must ensure physical distancing by reducing passenger capacity and ensure the provision of sanitisers and personal protective equipment as well as carrying out temperature checks at the point of entry and departure and ensuring that airports are not congested by either travellers or airports staff.
Commercial flight operations , both local and international, had stopped forthwith but the President ’s directive allowed the operation of essential flights including those for medical and evacuation purposes , amongst others.
On May 6, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 , Boss Mustapha, announced that the closure of the country’s airports and airspace were further extended by four weeks after due consultations with experts.