President Buhari on Monday signed the Covid-19 Regulations 2020 which declared Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease and legalized lockdown of activities in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states to enable government contain further spread of coronavirus.

The president granted exemption for the financial and money markets to run very skeletal activities and to ensure that Nigerians can still perform online transactions and as well use their ATMs during the period.

It also granted critical staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Deposit Money Banks (DMBs); Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc; Switching companies; Mobile money operators; as well as Payment solution service providers leave to move around during the lockdown and deliver essential duties.