President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, may consider locking down eighteen Local Government Areas believed to accomodate 60 per cent of the total confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation further stated that the affected state governments would implement what he called “precision lockdown.”
Mustapha in his statement called on all Nigerians to following all guidelines as the country has not reached its peak.
He also revealed why the country has been recording low fatality rate, he noted that 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.
The further report revealed that 11 out of the 20 local government areas that account for 60% of the Coronavirus 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.