Amid the high rate in which covid-19 cases is rising in Nigeria, the Federal Government on Friday said it may impose another lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and major cities.
The National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, made this known on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
The Federal Government is worried in the way the cases are rising couples with the fact that Nigerians are not adhering to safety protocols.
“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,” the National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“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