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Exclusive:Buhari Approves Removal Of Inter-State Travel Ban

Oluwolemi 06/29/2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a one-month extension of the second phase of the relaxed lockdown of COVID-19, with some modifications. 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a one-month extension of the second step of the relaxed lockout of COVID-19. Most important of the reforms is the end of the international travel ban, Nigeria 's online cable news has a gath.

The Federal Government can also allow the lockdown of 18 Local Government Areas considered to account for 60 per cent of reported COVID-19 cases in Nigeria during the next period of relaxed lockdown in the country. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement at the PTF briefing in Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha, who is the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, said that the governments concerned should enforce what he called the "precision lockdown." 

While noting that the nation has not reached its peak as far as confirmed cases are concerned, he urged all stakeholders to ensure compliance with all non-pharmaceutical interventions.

He also provided an insight into the explanation behind Nigeria 's low fatality rate, saying that 80 per cent of infections are in the age group of 31 to 40 years, which he described as a very active part of the population. According to data released earlier by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, 11 of the 20 local government areas that account for 60 per cent of cases are located in Lagos State.

The report referred to the councils to include the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, the Abuja Municipal Area Council, the Mushin Local Government Area, the Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos and the Tarauni Local Government Area in the Kano State.

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