COVID-19: FG ban street trading, hawking


Street hawking and trading have been outlawed by the federal government as part of the non-pharmaceutical measure to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on coronavirus and Secretary to the federal government, Mustapha Boss, averred this on Monday at the routine daily press briefing in Abuja while giving details of the revised protocols to contain the virus’ spread.

“In terms of general movements, persons may go out for work, go out to buy necessary foods and for exercise, provided they abide by the curfew hours. Movement between local government areas is strongly discouraged unless for critical reasons such as health care and work.

“I will like to emphasise that it is still safer to stay at home and avoid crowds. The pandemic is not over in this country and the relaxation of some of the rules does not mean that it is safer to go out. If you do not need to go out, please continue to stay at home.

“Hawking and street trading is also prohibited and we will be looking into this in greater detail with state authorities,” Mustapha said.

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