Unic Press UK: Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, said in a national broadcast Monday that his administration has decided to extend the lockdown in Lagos State, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, and Ogun State, in the hope that the spread of COVID-19, an infectious disease, would be massively curtailed.
Our approach to the virus remains in 2 steps – First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners. With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020. I am therefore once again asking you all to work with Government in this fight, said President Buhari.
Buhari has therefore signed COVID-19 Regulations No 2 of 2020 for an extension of restriction/cessation of movement in Lagos, FCT, and Ogun State.
Update on COVID-19 in Nigeria
- Confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 343 as at 21:50 hrs GMT Monday.
- Deaths from COVID-19 is 10.
Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:
13 in Lagos
2 in Edo
2 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Ondo
As at 09:50 pm 13th April there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths
No of states with confirmed cases:19 pic.twitter.com/Fk43AcO3Bk
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 13, 2020