*Declares Pandemic dangerous infectious disease
The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared the pandemic as a dangerous infectious disease.
This was In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, last night in Abuja explained that, “The Regulations, effective March 30, 2020, also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined in the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020, such as Restriction/Cessation of Movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic in the country.
“In addition, to ensure that Nigerians can still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, exemption is granted financial system and money markets to allow very skeletal operations in order to keep the system in light operations during the pendency of these regulations.”