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COVID-19: FG To Order Lockdown In 18 LGAs

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, Secretary to the government of the federation, says 18 local governments would be locked down as part of measures to control the spread of .

COVID-19: FG To Order Lockdown In 18 LGAs
COVID-19: FG To Order In 18 LGAs

He disclosed that the 18 local governments account for 60% of the cases that have been recorded in the country.

Mr Mustapha who also doubles as the chairman of the Presidential Task Force made this known to state house correspondents after was briefed on the status of the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

He said the precision lockdown would be implemented by the government of the states where the 18 local governments reside.

According to the SGF has not reached its peak and with 39 molecular labs, the number of infections will continue to rise.

He asked all local authorities including religious and traditional leaders to ensure compliance with nonpharmaceutical interventions.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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