COVID-19: Nigerian governors agree on two-week national Lock down


…WHO lends support

Baring any last minute change of mind, President Muhammad Buhari, may this weekend announce a two week national lock down as recommended by all the 36 state governors in Nigeria to further curb the spread of Coronavirus.

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The decision was reached at a meeting of the governors on Wednesday.

Chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, in a statement said the inter-state lockdown had become necessary following a continued rise of in number of infected persons and fatalities recorded.

Fayemi said the governors also resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the regional level to be headed by health commissioners.

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The governors also expressed concern over the rising infection among health workers in the country.
Newdawn sources revealed that the President is also considering building to the governors based on another advice by the World Health Organisation(WHO).
Presidency sources said the health organisation advice is based on the rising case of the pandemic and the urgent need to take drastic measures to stem it.

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