It explained that the approach has to do with the security of the lives of Nigerians, as well as easing the effect of the virus on businesses in the country.
The Presidency stated this via tweet on its verified Twitter handle.
According to the Presidency, Buhari was taking the approach as a national response to the virus.
“In Nigeria, we are taking a two-step approach. First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners,” it said.
This is coming at a time the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed another five new cases of COVID-19 in the country.
The latest confirmed cases in Katsina, Lagos, and Kwara States now brings the toll of the disease to 323.