States Data

  • Abia
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total Lockdown Continued total lockdown indefinitely from April 20, 2020. Curfew now 10pm to 4am from May 2nd

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from May 4, 2020 till date with a statewide curfew of 6am - 8pm. The state government has directed all market associations in the state to open and ensure that members provide running water and sanitisers for customers and traders in their shops or risk immediate closure. Religious worship centres in the state are to ensure that for the next four weeks, not more than 50 persons should attend any of their worship streams and programmes with a minimum sitting or standing distance of 1.5m apart from each other (from March 25th).

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 15, 2020
  • Adamawa
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - 6am to 7pm Total lockdown enforced from April 24 - 8 May, 2020

    Curfew now 10pm to 4am from June 4th

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from May 4, 2020 till date with a statewide curfew of 7am-7pm. “Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has eased the restriction on worship places and social gatherings earlier imposed on the state following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. “Churches, Mosques and the international cattle markets under lockdown can now reopen effective from May 14th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 28, 2020
  • Akwa Ibom
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - No - unspecified

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - No Statewide Curfew - Yes - 2 weeks lockdown from April 2nd - 27th 2020. 8pm to 6am curfew effective from Monday 4th ,2020 till date.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from May 2, 2020 Markets are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8pm-6am curfew effective from Monday 4th, 2020 till date. Church should open on all Sundays, Church should open at least on two (2) Weekdays for mid-week services, each Service shift should have an attendance of 10% of the church sitting capacity but not exceeding a maximum of 200 persons depending on the church space from June 7th.

    Akwa Ibom government sets to resume schools on September 28th – September 19th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes residents allowed to go out to buy essential items

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - May 2, 2020. The Akwa Ibom State Government has declared that henceforth, “no facemask, no trading” for both buyers and sellers in all markets across the state. This means that with effect from Thursday, June 25, 2020, only buyers and sellers with face masks, would gain access to markets in the state. July 10 2020: Use of face masks now compulsory in Akwa Ibom schools.
  • Anambra
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - No

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Lockdown enforced April 11th, 2020. Curfew now from 8pm to 6am daily effective from June 15th.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed from April 25, 2020 with a statewide curfew of 7am-7pm imposed till date. Obiano relaxes lockdown, asks Anambra churches to reopen from April 25th. Churches, food markets, restaurants re-open in Anambra as borders remain shut from April 25th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 23, 2020
  • Bauchi
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - 50 only

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - imposes partial lockdown from April 1st, 2020. Residents allowed to buy essentials between 10am and 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Curfew now 10pm to 4am from May 11th.

    Reopening plans/Task force - No, reopening plans for now-additional 10 days lockdown imposed in the state. Bauchi State Government has lifted the ban on religious activities and suspended the lockdown imposed on residents in the state. This according to the state governor, Bala Mohammed takes effect from Thursday, May 21.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 27, 2020
  • Bayelsa
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - Bayelsa Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020.

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes-50 only

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes-7pm to 7am Total Lockdown from March 22nd, relaxed on the 31st. Statewide curfew reviewed between 8pm to 6am from May 4th.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Continued lockdown imposed from April 27 with a statewide curfew between 8pm & 6am. Churches and other worship centres to hold services, with big congregations to maintain a maximum of 50 persons while small ones are not to be more than 20 persons in attendance from May 4th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 26, 2020
  • Benue
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - 30 only

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes Partial lockdown on March 29 with a statewide curfew from 7pm to 6am. Curfew from 7pm to 6am.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Partial lockdown still ongoing. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has ordered an immediate reversal of the order reopening churches, mosques, and markets in the state till further notice from May 23rd, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - No

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - No

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 3, 2020
  • Borno
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - No

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes-Total lockdown from April 23rd. Curfew now 10pm to 4am.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed on May 13th, 2020 (churches & mosques to reopen). Borno government approved religious gathering in strict adherence with social distancing and use of face masks. Maiduguri set to reopen domestic flights operation by July 11.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes - till 6th June

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 26, 2020
  • Cross River
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - 5only

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - No

    Business Designations Issued - No

    Statewide Curfew - Yes-Total lockdown from April 24. Curfew now 10pm to 4am.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from April 12. From Sunday, May 24,2020, church services are permitted but should be limited to the sitting capacity of the church. The same applies to mosques while ensure that they comply with all safety measures.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes - till 6th June

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 3, 2020
  • Delta
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Reopened - Rivers reopens schools Oct 5 passed on Sept 26, 2020

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes-Total lockdown from April 1st 2020.

    Statewide curfew between 6am and 7pm.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed on April 30th with a statewide curfew between 6am & 7pm till May 31st. Churches and mosques reopened with restrictions from 3rd May, services are to hold on Sundays and Wednesdays which should be strictly for 2hrs. Mosque should not have more than 50 worshippers while churches with 100 man capacity hall will be 20 worshippers, 200 capacity hall, 50 worshippers while 500 capacity and above hall should have 100 worshippers maximum.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 22, 2020
  • Ebonyi
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - The Ebonyi State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations, 2020

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes-Lockdown from April 1st to 14th and later extended by another 14 days. 7pm to 7am curfew imposed.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from April 18th, 7pm-7am curfew imposed. Churches and mosques permitted to worship only on Sundays and Fridays for 2 hours (9am - 11am) respectively. No religious centre shall permit more than 500 people and worshippers shall observe a minimum of two meters social distancing from one another effective from May 15th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 23, 2020
  • Enugu
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Reopened - Enugu reopens tertiary institutions Oct 12 paased on Oct 3, 2020

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Partial lockdown from march 31. Curfew now 10pm to 4am.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from May 4. Markets in Enugu reopens on May 11th between 7am and 4pm while putting NCDC guidelines and other precautionary measures into consideration. Enugu state government lifts ban on religious gatherings on May 10th while ensuring that such gatherings observe social distancing protocols, with not more than 20 persons meeting in a church hall at a given time and keep to the rules of hygiene, such as washing of hands , use of hand sanitizer and face masks.

    Delta government approves reopening of schools-September 23rd, 2020

    • Secondary schools to resume on Monday, September 28th.
    • Primary 4 and 5 pupils to resume on October 5th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - May 5, 2020
  • Edo
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - Edo State Dangerous Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations.

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - limited to 20 participants

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - 10 days curfew (8pm-6am) declared on April 30. Curfew now 10pm to 4am.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Curfew extended for another 14 days on 12th of May. Churches and mosques to reopen and resume on May 10th (Not more than 20 persons in attendance).

    Enugu to reopen all primary and secondary schools on September 28th – September 24th ,2020 "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 6, 2020
  • Ekiti
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order/all public gatherings banned except funerals which are limited to 20 participants.

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - 7am - 7pm curfew imposed on 29th March, 2020. Curfew relaxed on 6th April until May 3rd 6pm to 6am. Curfew everyday of the week till further notice from May 4th 2020. The new measures include a daily curfew between 6pm and 6am (local time), during which no movement of vehicle or human traffic will be permitted, except for verified medical emergencies. Additionally, business activities will resume for only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) between the hours of 7am-4pm.

    Reopening plans/Task force - 6pm to 6am curfew till further notice from May 4, 2020. Churches, mosques and other worship centres are to remain shut while the government reviews suggested guidelines on the reopening of religious centres till June 19th.

    Ekiti state to reopen schools from September 21st - September 13th, 2020.

    • Students in SS II, JSS III and Primary 6 are to resume on Sept 21st.
    • Students in SS1, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28th.
    • While students in JSS1 and Primary 1 - 3 are to resume on October 19th.
    • Pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery schools are to resume on November 2nd.
    • Tertiary institution to reopen from October 2nd but subject to their level of readiness and compliance with the established protocols.
    • Worship centres to hold only two services on Friday, Saturday or Sunday while mid-week activities and night vigils remain suspended for now.

    Schools to open for SSS3 students from August 10th – August 5th ,2020

    Churches and mosques to reopen from August 10th – August 5th ,2020

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020. July 19th 2020: Operation wear your facemask begins in Ekiti; offenders are to pay a fine of #20,000 plus six month jail term effective from Monday, 20th July 2020.
  • Gombe
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Not more than 50 participants

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - 7am to 6pm curfew imposed on April 23rd, 2020. Curfew reviewed to 6am to 8pm with re-opening of worship centers on May 15. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Reopening of churches and mosques on May 15, 2020. Civil servants on Grade level 9 and above to resume work on May 25. Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Yahaya lifts ban on religious worship centres on May 14th , only while ensuring that members wear face masks, keep social and physical distance, as well as maintain regular hands washing and the use of hand sanitizers.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - No

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-May 5, 2020
  • Imo
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - 6am to 6pm curfew imposed on April 18th (only essential workers have the right to movement while the state remains on total lockdown. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed with an imposed curfew from 6am to 6pm on May 3rd, 2020 until further notice. Public gatherings not exceeding 50 persons at a time also allowed from May 3rd while observing the rule of social distancing. Churches and mosques to remain closed from March 30th. Owerri sets to reopen domestic flights operation by July 11.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - May 1, 2020
  • Jigawa
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes – Total lockdown from April 30, 2020.

    Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed for 2 weeks starting from 22nd April, 2020. Lockdown relaxes from May 6th with a statewide curfew from 7pm to 7am. Mosques and churches reopens from May 14th

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - No

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - No

    Mask Requirements - Yes - May 5, 2020
  • Kaduna
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - Kaduna State Infectious Diseases Regulation 2020

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order. No office, businesses or place of worship are allowed to open, especially those that are religious in nature are prohibited

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Curfew in place from 6am to 6pm until May 26. Curfew 8pm to 5am effective from June 10th. Working hours 9am to 3pm daily.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Restriction would be relaxed every Wednesday and staurdays to allow food markets open between 6am and 6pm. Kaduna state has lifted the partial lockdown in the state and announced the reopening of worship centres in the state. Supermarkets, hotels and providers of personal service such as hairdressing and barbing salons to reopen.

    From June 10th ,2020,the quarantine order is amended to permit a significant reopening of the state.

    - The restriction of intra-state movement is lifted and subject to a night time curfew of 8pm to 5am.

    - Working hours will be from 9am to 3pm daily.

    - Church services are allowed only on Sundays and Mosques are allowed to conduct only Friday Jumat services.

    The Kaduna state has directed that roadblocks at state boundaries be dismantled and removed. Henceforth, the only roadblocks authorized within the state are those that are mounted to enforce the 8pm - 5am curfew.

    → KDSG introduces more Covid-19 tax incentives for taxpayers in Kaduna State - July 29th, 2020.

    → KDSG has announced resumption of classes for JSS3 students in the state from August 10th - August 1st, 2020.

    → KDSG lifts ban on daily prayers, services at worship centres - August 21st, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 22, 2020
  • Kano
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - all markets and places of worship will be closed

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total lockdown (April 27, 2020). Relaxes lockdown May 4, 2020. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Restriction would be relaxed between 10am and 4pm to allow food markets open. The state governor, Umar Ganduje, on Tuesday May 19, approved the opening of worship centers across the state with an instruction that all COVID-19 precautionary measures must be adhered to by worshippers. A statement from the state government said the decision was reached after a stakeholder's meeting with religious leaders, medical practitioners, and others. Kano set to reopen domestic flights operation by July 11.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 27, 2020
  • Katsina
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - No - provides skeletal service from 10am to 2pm

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - No

    Business Designations Issued - No

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - 6am to 7pm. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed from May 17th, 2020 with a statewide curfew from 7pm to 6am. Katsina government reopens markets, orders civil servants to resume work from June 5th

    - Curfew now 10pm to 4am daily.

    - Schools remain closed.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - No

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 27, 2020
  • Kebbi
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - No

    Statewide Curfew - There are no lockdown situations in the state. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd

    Reopening plans/Task force - Mosques and churches reopens from May 24th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - May 5, 2020
  • Kogi
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - No

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - allowed to go out on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am and 2pm respectively (April 22nd, 2020). Yes - Total Lockdown imposed on June 1st. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Churches and mosques to reopen while putting in place preventive and precautionary measures in their various worship centres in order to contain the outbreak and spread of the disease (From April 9th). Lockdown relaxed-people allowed to go out on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am and 2pm respectively (from June 5th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 25, 2020
  • Kwara
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total lockdown until further notice, exceptions made for transportation of foodstuffs, poultry and pharmaceutical products. Curfew remains between 6pm to 6am. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Kwara state government has directed on Wednesday June 3rd that worship centre could reopen as from Friday June 5th on the conditions that they satisfy certain criteria already agreed with various religious umbrella bodies in the state. Kwara state government has directed on Wednesday June 3rd that worship centre could reopen as from Friday June 5th on the conditions that they satisfy certain criteria already agreed with various religious umbrella bodies in the state.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - May 3, 2020
  • Lagos
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - The Lagos Infectious Diseases Regulations Act 2020

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order/all public gatherings banned except funerals which are limited to 20 participants.

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total lockdown from March 22nd to 4th May 2020. Restriction eased: 4th May 2020 with an imposed curfew between 8pm to 6am. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Intra-state movement resume under conditions (Provision of hand sanitizers to all passengers, mandatory temperature checks). Esseential businesses are allowed to open with specific schedules and sanitizing protocols in place. Banks are to open daily from 8am to 2pm and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitizing protocols and the use of face masks.

    May 3rd, 2020: Lagos - Food markets would be allowed to open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while non-food markets would open on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday all between the hours of 9am and 3pm.Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given dates for Mosques and Churches to reopen for worship in the State with some guidelines. Lagos Governor made this known while briefing the people of the State on Thursday, 4th of June, 2020. He said that Mosques in the State can now open on the 19th of June, while Churches will now open on 21st June. According to him only 40% capacity is allowed in the facilities. And that for large gatherings, no facility must take more than 500 people.

    He also said that children below 15 years of age and elderly people above 65 years of age should stay away from Churches and Mosques. He advised that anyone without face masks should not be allowed to enter any place of worship. Sanwo-Olu also said that there should be no communion service and sharing of foods during these gatherings. Only Sundays and Fridays Worship are allowed for now, every other regular programme remained suspended. Fumigation of premises and other hygienic protocol should be observed. The Lagos state government has stopped the planned reopening of worship centers initially scheduled for Friday, June 19th (mosques) and Sunday, June 21st (churches) due to the rising case of COVID-19 in the state.

    Lagos sets to reopen domestic flights operation by July 8. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that both public and private schools will resume on August 3, 2020 after over 3 months of being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed by the Governor while giving a situation report on COVID-19 at Lagos House Marina on July 3, 2020.

    → Schools to reopen on August 3rd to enable exit students write their examinations - August 1st, 2020

    → Lagos state restaurants to operate eat-in services at 50 per cent capacity from August 14th – August 1st, 2020

    → Mosques and churches to reopen on August 7th and 9th respectively- August 1st, 2020

    → Churches should allow 50% of worshippers only at a time - August 1st, 2020

    → No vigil is allowed in places of worship for now- August 1st, 2020

    → Services should not exceed one hour - August 1st, 2020

    → Lagos extends market opening hours; they are now to open at 8am at close at 6pm - August 16th, 2020

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020. July 17th 2020: It is now a criminal offence in Lagos State to go out without using a facemask. Lagosians should continue to adhere strictly to all public advisories given by government #ForACOVID19FreeLagos.
  • Nasarawa
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order/all public gatherings banned except funerals which are limited to 20 participants.

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - curfew in place between 8pm and 6am. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown relaxed on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 2pm for food markets to open. Churches and mosques to reopen while complying with all precautionary measures from 15th May.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 27, 2020
  • Niger
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - No - provides skeletal service from 8am to 2pm.

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Daily curfew is in effect from 2pm to 10pm. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Only essential movements for food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Food markets are open on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays from 6am to 6pm. Restriction on movement will be imposed from 10pm to 4am Churches and mosques reopens from June 9th.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 23, 2020
  • Ogun
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - stay at home order. Gatherings of more than 15 people outside of a workplace are prohibited.

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - 7am to 2pm. Yes - Total lockdown: From March 22nd to 4th May 2020. Restriction eased: 4th May 2020 with an imposed curfew from 8pm to 6am till may 22nd All religious gathering remain closed. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - All intra-state movements resume under conditions (provisions of hand sanitizers to all passenger, mandatory temperature checks). Residents are now free to move around on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7am and 5pm. Churches and mosques remain shut as ogun government studies re-opening guidelines (June 6th).

    The governor stated that the June 12 deadline for the submission of the guidelines is to enable the gradual opening of religious activities to tentatively commence on June 19, subject to the review of preparedness by our churches and mosques to the new normal”. Ogun state Governor,Dapo Abiodun,on Friday, suspended the planned reopening of religious centers in the state. The governor said he changed his plan as earlier promised following the increase in the cases of coronavirus in the state.

    The Ogun State Government has extended the ease of COVID-19 lockdown in the state by two weeks. While noting that schools in the state are to remain shut, the governor’s spokesman explained that the state government will “engage all stakeholders, public and private to develop modalities for a safe reopening of schools, especially to allow certificate classes to resume and write their examinations.”

    → Promotional classes to resume on 4th August to prepare for SSCE- July 30th, 2020.

    → Virtual training organized for school staff on decontamination, medical equipment, toilet facilities, f-flexibility of closing times, and special requirements for boarding schools - July 31st, 2020.

    → Ogun state government suspends lockdown and orders worship centres to reopen on Friday, 14th August on the condition that they adhere to all preventive measures - July 29th, 2020.

    → Enforcement of Face Mask Law Begins in Ogun on August 4th - July 30th, 2020.

    → Ogun state government approves tax relief for taxpayers in the state to cushion the economic effect of COVID-19- August 8th, 2020.

    The Ogun state announces reopening of schools in the state on September 21st, 2020 - September 7th, 2020.

    Ogun Govt approves the reopening of all schools, fixes September 21st for resumption date- September 7th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020
  • Ondo
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - stay at home order.

    Statewide School Reopened - Ondo orders workers to resume Monday Oct 5 passed on Oct 4, 2020

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - 7am to 7pm curfew imposed. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Movements for essentials (food, pharmaceutical and petroleum supplies are allowed. Churches and mosques reopened from May 31st. There shall be free unhindered movement on Mondays to Fridays only from 6am to 8pm daily while dusk to dawn curfew will be enforced from 8pm to 5:59am. There shall also be restriction of movement at weekends(Saturday and Sunday) until July 19th ,subject to the conditional relaxation of church attendance on Saturdays and Sundays. Interstate travel ban to and from Ekiti State is hereby lifted except during the Dusk to Dawn curfew daily.

    The ban on large gatherings of more than 20 persons except on approved worship days continues. Religious worship centres may resume controlled services from Friday July 17,2020 starting with worship services once a week; Friday Jumat for Muslims and Saturday and Sunday Services for Christians. Efforts are now in top gear to ensure our children return to school from July 20, 2020 as recommended by the interface between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and all stakeholders in the education sector.

    Subject to compliance with the protocols on the operation of large markets, Oja-Oba and Oja Bisi in Ado-Ekiti will now be open to lock up shops only. Facemasks, social distancing and hand washing will be strictly enforced in all markets in Ekiti State. Use of facemasks will now be strictly enforced. Following the successful establishment of the state’s mobile molecular laboratory and successful trials, random community testing shall start with Ikere Ekiti Local Government on July 1, 2020 and moving from local government to local government according to a time-table that has already been drawn.

    Schools to reopen for exit students from August 4th, 2020 - August 1st, 2020

    Akeredolu orders schools to resume Oct 19th - Oct 15th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 24, 2020
  • Osun
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order/all public gatherings banned except funerals which are limited to 20 participants.

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - No movement. Curfew from 9pm to 5am effective from June 5th.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown partially relaxed on April 30th to be effected from May 4th with a 6pm - 5am curfew from Mondays to Thursdays. However, total lockdown will be in force from Thursday to Sunday from 6pm to 6am. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Wednesday ordered partial reopening of worship centres in the state for two weeks from June 3rd. COVID-19: Oyetola orders lockdown in 4 Osun LGAs. Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has ordered total lockdown in four local government areas in the state to contain the spread of coronavirus in the areas. Oyetola, in a statement by Mrs Funke Egbemode, Commissioner For Information and Civic Orientation, in Osogbo on Saturday, said the affected local governnents were Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West. The governor, who noted that the lockdown would be for seven days in the first instance effective from July 7, said the decision was the fallout of the meeting between the government and the stakeholders from the areas.

    Osun reopens hotels, relaxation centres after five months-August 19th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020
  • Oyo
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes - all category of workers at the state secretariat to resume from Monday June 22nd.

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - limited to not more than 25 participants.

    Statewide School Closures - Yes - Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 Students to resume classes from Monday, June 29th while ensuring that stations for washing of hands are provided in all schools and students compulsorily wear face masks. It would be decided by July 15th if other categories of students will return to classes. The resumption order will not affect the tertiary institutions for now; as the task force would review their situation and determine their state of readiness.

    Oyo State Government has modified the resumption of schools slated for June 29 due to rising case of coronavirus in the state. The Nation reports that with new arrangement, only teachers are to resume on June 29th while students in terminal classes resume a week later.

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes, 10pm to 4am. No total lockdown in the state from March 22nd, 2020. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 15th.

    The Oyo State Governor cancels curfew to stop the further spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state - September 3rd, 2020.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Statewide curfew now reviewed - 8pm to 5am. Curfew now runs from 10pm to 4am. Churches and mosques are to reopen from June 21st and to operate at 25% capacity. The resumption situation would be reviewed within the first two weeks. All worshippers are to compulsorily wear face masks.

    Oyo state releases calendar for schools examination- August 6th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - No

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - No

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020
  • Plateau
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Closure of all market selling non-essential items, social venues closed. After a temporary suspension on 24-26 April, an indefinite lockdown started on 27 April, during which all movement is banned except for staff on essential duty, including security companies, medical professional and telecom operators.

    Mosques and churches reopen from March 21st while ensuring that worshippers stand at least two meters from each other. Curfew 6pm to 7am effective from June 15th.

    Reopening plans/Task force - The measures will be relaxed on each Friday, Saturdays and Sunday to allow residents to stock their home supplies.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 28, 2020
  • Rivers
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order “50 people gathering in Rivers “For the avoidance of doubt, churches should stick to the 50 persons per service to maintain social distancing.”

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes

    Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 10th.

    Reopening plans/Task force - The lockdown was temporarily lifted for 2 days with effect from Tuesday 12th May; no vehicular movement, no gathering of not more than two persons except for those with proper authorisation for essential movement. Public venues closed while religious bodies have been asked to halt open worship. A 7pm to 6am curfew. Churches and mosque reopens while ensuring that not more than 50 persons are in attendance. Porth Harcourt sets to reopen domestic flights operation by July 11.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 28, 2020
  • Sokoto
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes, Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd

    Reopening plans/Task force -

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 29, 2020
  • Taraba
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes, Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - A imposed curfew from 7pm - 6am is in effect. Mosques and churches have been ordered to close. Business may open and free movement is allowed from 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Taraba state eases lockdown directs worship centres to reopen from May 18th. Christians and Muslims in the state have been directed to resume their religious activities in strict compliance to COVID-19 protocol.

    The Deputy Governor noted that removing restrictions of movements will allow residents to visit neighbourhood markets, make purchases of food items and other essentials. The new days for the ease of the lockdown are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m, while lockdown remains in force on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 29, 2020
  • Yobe
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes - work from home directives

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total Lockdownfrom April 7th, 2020. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased from May 17th. Churches and mosques opened while following all safety precautions.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes-April 28, 2020
  • Zamfara
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - No

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total lockdwn from March 23rd, 2020. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Lockdown eased April 29th 2020 (curfew:8am-6pm). Zamfara suspends restriction on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches while appealing to people not to converge in large numbers at the same time.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 25, 2020
  • FCT
    Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - The Quarantine Act

    State Employee Work Restriction - Yes

    Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order

    Statewide School Closures - Yes

    Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes

    Business Designations Issued - Yes

    Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total lockdown: From March 22nd to 4th May 2020. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.

    Reopening plans/Task force - Restriction eased 4th May 2020 (curfew:8pm-6am). Curfew now 10pm to 4am. Businesses allowed to return to work under stringent security and health measures. Churches and mosques to reopen from June 1st making sure they follow the government guidelines by washing of hands, sanitizing of hands and observing social distancing.

    → Full opening of financial sector. That is, banks and the likes will now open all through normal working hours.

    → Restricted opening of places of worship, (regular church and mosque services ONLY), to be based on state govt protocols.

    → Interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel.

    → Gathering of more than 20 persons remains prohibited; outside of workplaces and religious services.

    → The aviation industry has been requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.

    → Schools are still closed.

    → Bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks remain closed until further evaluation.

    → Hotels may reopen.

    → Restaurants outside of hotels must remain closed for eat-in - TAKEOUT ONLY

    → Offices are expected to maintain 2 meter physical distancing + 75% maximum capacity.

    → All guidelines are as issued by #PTFCOVID19.

    → Guidelines to be implemented/ enforced by state governments.

    → All permitted openings (hotels, religious services etc) to maintain non-pharmaceutical interventions (masks, sanitizers/ hand washing, 2m distancing, capacity limits, etc).

    → The June 21 date for opening of domestic flights is tentative. Certain conditions have to be fulfilled between now and that date.

    → Aircraft have to be good and safe to fly (checks/maintenance) with necessary recertifications + medicals for pilots/crew

    Churches and mosques are now free to open while ensuring that all WHO guidelines are taken into consideration from June 2nd,2020. Schools, Restaurants, bars and other social gathering are to remain closed.

    FCT - The Federal government lists conditions for reopening schools, universities as resumption date is announced.

    The Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the conditions in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16th. He spoke at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. He said, “ All institutions must have

    (1) Hand-washing facilities,

    (2) Body temperature checks

    (3) Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc.

    (4) The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and

    (5) All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene.

    (6) Ensure Social and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”

    In a copy of the minister’s speech obtained by our correspondent, he commended the higher institutions for responding promptly with different innovations, including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that were required to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The minister, however, warned them against reopening schools without the Federal Government’s authorisation. “While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which win ultimately lead to re-opening of our campuses, I urge all the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,” he added.

    Nigerian Government has announced the reopening of schools for exiting students in secondary schools across the country, lifts interstate travel ban. “The aviation industry is allowed to resume domestic flights as soon as practicable in line with existing international and local guidelines on COVID-19, ”he added. “Mr. President has carefully considered and approved that with the exception of some modifications, Phase 2 of the Eased Lockdown will be extended for another 4 weeks : 30 June - 27 July 2020”. Abuja set to reopen domestic flights operation by July 8.

    → Federal Government Extends Phase 2 of Eased Lockdown by one week - July 27th, 2020.

    → Federal government fixes Oct 5 for NECO, Sept 21 for NABTEB Examinations. – July 30th, 2020.

    → The National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, into Unity Colleges to hold on October 17th, 2020 - July 30th ,2020.

    → The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for JSS 3 pupils to start on August 24th and end on September-7th- July 30th, 2020.

    → FCT lifts ban on market operational days from three to seven days a week, effective from July 30th - July 29th, 2020.

    → Markets are to open from 7a.m. to 6 p.m. daily-July 29th, 2020.

    →Federal government extends phase 2 of Eased Lockdown for another four weeks - August 6th, 2020.

    → Eased phase 2 lockdown to take effect from August 6th – September 5th, 2020 - August 10th, 2020.

    Federal Government reopens Abuja and Lagos airports for international flights - September 5th, 2020.

    Lagos state asks JSS3/SS2 students in public and private schools to resume on September 21st while all pre-primary schools remain closed till further notice September 13th, 2020.

    "Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes

    Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes

    Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020
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