President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory till Monday, May 4.
The president made the announcement in a nationwide broadcast on Monday, April 27.
President Buhari said a dusk to dawn curfew will take effect in all three cities after the lockdown elapses as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The president said there would be aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.
He said: “Furthermore, new nationwide measures are to be introduced as follows;
“There will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am. This means all movements will be prohibited during this period except for essential services;
“There will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travel until further notice;
“Partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services will be allowed for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers; and
“We will strictly ensure the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.
“Furthermore, the restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place. State Governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.”
The deceased identified as Jide Arije succumbed to the deadly disease in Lagos on Sunday, April 26.