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Food market will be opened between 10:00 am and 02:00 pm during lockdown

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The Federal Government announced earlier today that food markets in states where a lockdown was imposed will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 02:00 pm daily.




The
National Co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu
Sani, said this on Wednesday during a briefing by members of the task
force.




“For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and
groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of
10:00 am and 2:00 pm,” he said.

Meanwhile, for supermarkets and food stores, their opening hours must be between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and all owners and managers have been warned to screen staff and customers before entry.




“On arrival, all staff must be screened for a high temperature and all those found to have a high body temperature above 38, will be denied entry and advised to seek immediate medical attention.




“All
deliveries for supplies and products for these supermarkets must be made
between the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 am,” Sani added.

He further
stated that at any point in time, the total number of customers inside
each store must not exceed a third of the store’s total capacity.

After
their closure at 4:00 pm, Sani urged shop owners to ensure that all
shelves, aisles and stores are cleaned and disinfected and by 6:00 pm,
staff are conveyed back to their respective homes.

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