Nigeria has been thrown into a partial lockdown with restrictions imposed across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This new directive take effect from Tuesday, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, who is a member of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has said.
Mohammed, who is the Head of Technical Secretariat of the PSC, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja.
With the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time.
Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform, according to Channels TV report.
Mohammed said the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice.
He said that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.
There is no restrictions on intra-state travel, it was gathered.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, also declared that passengers returning from other passengers who fled the quarantine facilities would be punished.