COVID-19: FG Mulls Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, KadunaFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria Friday, January 29th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Government says its planning a targeted lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and other major cities in Nigeria due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The government is disturbed that with more than 127,000 confirmed cases so far, Nigerians are still not abiding to safety protocols.
The National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, disclosed this on Friday when he appeared on Channels Television saying “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.
“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 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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