COVID-19 UpDate: Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun State to go into Lockdown.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a 14-day total lockdown of Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the FCT, Abuja with effect from 11 pm today, March 30, 2020. The President, in a nationwide broadcast on the Covid-19 pandemic, said the move has become essential to limit further spread of the disease. He stressed that all residents in the affected areas are to stay in their homes, adding that travel to or from other states should be suspended, and all businesses and offices within these locations fully closed during the period. The President, however, said medical, petroleum, food processing, electricity, private security, telecoms and mass media establishment staff who can prove their incapability to work from home are exempted from this order. President Buhari further directed Nigerians to maintain good personal hygiene and adhere strictly to the covid-19 infection prevention control actions offered by health facilities, in order to help the authorities enclose the disease. In the meantime, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  has announced fourteen new confirmed cases in the country. The NCDC, in a tweet on its Twitter handle, says nine of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos State with five in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. With this new development, Nigeria now has –  as at 09:30 pm, Sunday, March 29th, 2020 – 111 confirmed cases of coronavirus. [/pl_text] [/pl_col] [/pl_row]

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