President Muahammadu Buhari has announced the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.
He disclosed this during his brodcast on Sunday
“Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.
“All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.
“The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Minister of the FCT have been notified. Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed,” he said.
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Daily Trust reports that President Buhari is yet to address Nigerians via the usual presidential media chat since the first confirmed COVID-19 case of an Italian man was reported in Lagos last February.
As at Saturday night, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 97 in Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Also, Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced on Saturday night that he had tested positive for Coronavirus, among other notable Nigerians.
Most states of the federation have now declared total lockdown as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in the country.