Buhari approves second phase eased lockdown

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the extension of the second phase eased lockdown of COVID-19 for one month, with some modifications.

Most notable of the modifications is the the Removal of the interstate travel ban, Nigerian cable news online has gathered.

The Federal Government may also consider a lockdown of the 18 Local Government Areas considered to account for 60 per cent 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, made the disclosure while addressing newsman at the PTF briefing in Abuja on Monday.

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

While noting that the nation has not reached its peak as far as confirmed cases were concerned, he urged all stakeholders to ensure compliance with all non-pharmaceutical interventions.

He also gave an insight into the reason behind the low fatality rate in Nigeria, saying 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.

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 listed the councils to include that Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Mushin Local Government Area, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos and Tarauni Local Government Area in Kano State.

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