COMMERCIAL banks were on Monday exempted from the restriction on movements and activities in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The exemption, announced by the Boss Mustapha-led Presidential Task Force on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, came hours to the enforcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 24-hour lockdown in the two states and FCT.
The announcement was made at a news conference at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) in Abuja.
It also came on the heels of news that the President has appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as head of an Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC).
Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who is a member of the PTF, disclosed at the conference jointly addressed by his ministry and that of the OSGF, broke the news on the second COVID-19 death.