The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC announced, yesterday evening, Sunday, March 29, 2020, that the number of people that tested positive in Nigeria, as at the time the announcement was made is, One Hundred And Eleven.
Of the number of cases, only one, (1), death has been recorded, while Three, (3), cases have been discharged, so far.
Of the COVID-19 positive cases in Nigeria, Lagos State has, recorded Sixty-Eight, (68), cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has recorded Twenty-One, (21), cases. Oyo State has recorded Seven, (7), cases, while Ogun State has recorded Three, (3), cases.
Bauchi, Edo, Enugu and Osun States, have two, (2), cases each, testing positive, while Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna and Rivers State have recorded one, (1), case each.
Meanwhile, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, addressed the nation yesterday evening, Sunday, March 29, 2020, with wide ranging measures.
One of the drastic measures he announced was the lockdown of Lagos and Ogun States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for 14 days, in the first instance.
This means that, after the 14 days period, the Federal Government is, at liberty to, either, relax the lockdown, or, extend it, depending, on the results achieved.
The reason adduced for the lockdown, by the President is, because Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have the highest number of cases tested positive and the proximity of Ogun State to Lagos State.
The lockdown is, with a view to enforcing a containment, to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come in contact, with confirmed cases in those places.
The lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is expected to commence by 11:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.
This is, to enable the citizens in those States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to get food and supplies, to weather the period of lockdown. As usual, in cases like these, some essential workers like medical workers, journalists, etc., are exempted from the lockdown.
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