Covid-19: FG Considers Lockdown Of 18 Local Government Areas

By timmyy • 2 weeks ago • 1587 views • 585 comments

The Federal Government may consider a lockdown of 18 Local Government Areas considered to account for 60 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria in the next phase of eased lockdown in the country.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, gave the indication in an interview with The PUNCH and other State House correspondents after leading some members of the task force to brief the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.

Mustapha, who is the secretary to the Government of the Federation, said affected state government would implement what he called “precision lockdown.”

He also gave insight into the reason behind the low fatality rate in Nigeria, saying 80% of the infection are in age bracket of 31 to 40 years, which he described as a very active part of the population.

According to data earlier released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 11 out of the 20 local government areas that account for 60% of the cases are in Lagos State.

The report list the council o include that Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Mushin Local Government Area, Eti-Ose Local Government Area in Lagos and Tarauni Local Government Area in Kano State.

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