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Nigerian govt considers lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna

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The Nigerian Government has said it is considering a targeted lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and other major cities in Nigeria.

There are over 127,000 COVID-19 cases as at Friday in the country.

The government is worried that Nigerians are still not obeying the safety protocols.

The National Incident Manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, who appeared on Channels Television on Friday, said “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.

“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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