FG Contemplates Lockdown In Hotspot Areas In Lagos, Kaduna And Others

There Might Be A Partial Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna And Plateau.


The Federal Government has said that it is contemplating on a partial lockdown in hotspot local government areas in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Plateau.

This was announced by the National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, while appearing on a Channels Television Programme on Friday, January 29.

According to Muhammad, a couple of weeks back, they analysed the areas mostly affected by COVID-19, and they identified the urban local governments in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, and Plateau. He added that the restriction will be in those places.

In his words:

“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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