COVID-19: FG contemplates lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, other states

Following the increase in the spread of the deadly COVID-19, the Federal Government has announced that it is contemplating a targeted lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and major cities in the country.

National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, disclosed this on Friday, January 29, in an interview with Channels Television.

In his words: “Certainly, even if we are going to have a lockdown, it is not going to be a total lockdown. A couple of weeks back, we analysed the data and we identified the hotspot local government areas.

Mostly, the areas affected are the urban local governments in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Plateau. Even in most other states, it is the urban areas that are involved. So, if we are going to have any restrictions, it will be in these areas.

The urban areas are the most affected and that is why we have these super spreaders and that is where we are going to target. We have analysed that and we are advising the states based on the data that these are the focused areas where these transmissions are more than the others.”

Recently, Nigeria recorded its highest number of daily deaths on Friday, 29 January with 30 persons reported dead, to topple the previous record of 23 coronavirus deaths reported on 15 January.

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