The Federal government , may be considering imposing total lockdown in Local Government Areas (LGAs) with the highest cases of Covid-19 in the country.
Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known to journalists, after the presidential task force on Covid-19 which he serve as chairman briefed president Buhari on Monday.
According to him, the LGAs are responsible for at least 60 per cent of the total number of cases across the country.
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Boss Mustapha who said that, Eighteen local government areas in Nigeria account for 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases and those places have to be locked down to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country, the Nigerian Government has said.
According to the SGF, Nigeria has not reached its peak and with 39 molecular labs, the number of infections will continue to rise.
He asked all local authorities including religious and traditional leaders to ensure compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions.
Some of the states with the highest number of cases are Lagos, Bauchi, Borno, Edo, Ogun and the FCT.
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