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Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines — June 1, 2020

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Nigeria COVID-19 Update for May 29, 2020

  • As of 31st May 2020, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 307 news cases, 3007 recoveries and 287 deaths. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is now 10162.

Nationwide Ban on Religious Gathering

  • FG relaxes ban on religious gathering with effect June 1, 2020
  • Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed this during its daily briefing in Abuja, on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • Relaxation is based on the guidelines and protocols agreed by state governments.
  • Ban on inter-state movement in the country remains in force.
  • Curfew imposed on the country will now be from 10.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.

Flight Resumption

  • Domestic flight operators have been directed by the Federal Government to come up with protocols that will lead to the resumption of flights from June 21.

School Resumption Date

  • The Federal Government through the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, on Monday, June 1, 2020 said schools across the country would still remain closed for now.

Oil & Gas

  • The Nigerian government on June 1, 2020 announced a 2 Naira reduction in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). One litre will now sell for between N121.50 to N123.50

International

  • West African Examination Council (WAEC) indicates its readiness to organise an independent West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Ghanaian candidates alone due to the threat of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
  • Schoolsand universities are to be re-opened for final year students in Ghana from Monday, June 15, 2020 says Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

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