Breaking: Federal Government Considers Lockdown Of 18 Local Government Areas
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Reports just coming in reveals that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration may consider locking down 18 Local Government Areas believed to accomodate 60 per cent of the total confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed this, on Monday, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who is also,the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, stated further that the affected state governments would implement what he referred to as “precision lockdown.”
Boss Mustapha further warned, in his statement, that the pandemic virus has not reached its peak yet, and therefore, called on all Nigerians to strictly follow all guidelines stipulated on the safety protocols aimed at curbing the spread of the dreaded COVID-19.
According to the PTF Chairman, the reason the country has been recording low fatality rate, is because 80% of the infections are in the age bracket of 31 to 40 years, which he described as a very active part of the population of the country.
He stated further revealed that the report at their disposal indicated that 11 out of the 20 local government areas of Lagos state accounts for 60% of the Coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
Boss Mustapha revealed that the report listed the affected local government areas to include, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Mushin Local Govt Area, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, all in Lagos state, and Tarauni Local Government Area in Kano State.