COVID-19: We May Lockdown Lagos, Abuja, Two Other States – FG

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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has disclosed that it is contemplating a targeted lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and major cities in Nigeria as the number of COVID-19 cases soars in the West African nation.

The government expressed worry that with more than 127,000 infections, many citizens are not adhering to the safety protocols.

The National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, said: “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 superspreaders 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.”

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