The 18 LGAs that may face lockdown


COVID-19: The 18 LGAs that may face imminent lockdown

By David Royal

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed on Monday that it would work with state governments to see how 18 high burden local government areas can be locked down to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Chairman of PTF Boss Mustapha who spoke at a news conference after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of the four-week gradual easing of lockdown, said: “For the precision lockdown, we have identified 18 local governments out of the 774 local government Areas in Nigeria”.

Mustapha was accompanied to brief the President by Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Coordinator of the PTF Dr Sani Aliyu and Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

National Coordinator of the Taskforce, Dr Sani Aliyu said while it is difficult to lock down some areas without defined boundaries, the PTF would ensure that all other non-pharmaceutical measures are strictly adhered to in the 18 high burden…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper