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COVID-19: FCTA markets now to operate 3 days a week




As part of periodic review of lockdown, the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that Abuja markets will henceforth operate three days of the week- Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

At a joint meeting of the FCT COVID-19 Emergency Response Team and the FCT Security Committee chaired by the minister, the committee also agreed that apart from the food courts, some other sections such, medical supplies, Agricultural inputs for farm activities such as sale of fertilizer, herbicides, seeds and agricultural implements; building and construction materials; and electrical items.

The markets will also open between 8am and 3pm, AnthonyOgunleye, ChiefPress Secretary explained in a statement. Other points to note are:

Neighborhood selling points managed by the Abuja Markets Management Ltd which are restricted to selling only foodstuff, are to operate daily;

All new sections of the market to be re-opened as indicated above must ensure decontamination of their premises prior to commencement of business.

Market operators and customers must also observe all already established protocols of handwashing, facial coverings and social distancing;

All other measures at curtailing COVID-19 in the FCT as contained in the guidelines issued by the FCTA on the 2nd of May 2020 still subsist.