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BREAKING: President Buhari Extends Lockdown In FCT, Lagos and Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari on April 13th extends the lockdown order on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states for another 14 days. 

He said that discouraging large gatherings and encouraging social distancing is still very much important in controlling the spread of the virus.

President Muhammadu Buhari revealed this in his address to Nigerians on Monday night. He said that the majority of cases are in Lagos and Federal Capital Territory, saying that it is the reason the government is more focused on the two locations.

He, however, said that the government is concerned with the community’s transmission recently. He added that though the lockdown will however change the lifestyle of Nigerians, it was needed to control the spread of the virus.

He noted that the obedience has been good all over the country and also commended Nigerians for their endurance during this pandemic. The president noted that the government was able to achieve a lot during this 14 days lockdown, emphasizing that the nation had achieved 92 percent in its tracing.

He said that the government has been able to test more people and create more testing centers across the country while also training more health workers to attend to patients. He said that though his government was winning the war against the virus, the increasing number of confirm cases in the country and in the world was still worrisome.

The statements reads partly;

“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. Meanwhile, Nigerians are lamenting that government’s palliatives have not been reaching them. They urged the government to relax the lockdown. This was very unlikely with the number of confirmed cases of the virus increasing by the day. As at Sunday 13 April, the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is 323. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday recorded five new cases of corona virus, which has now spread to 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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