FG may lock down Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, others – The Nation Newspaper

FG may lock down Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, others – The Nation Newspaper


By Bolaji Ogundele and Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
Eleven councils in Lagos are facing forthcoming lockdown following a spike in COVID-19 infections.
The Lagos councils are segment of the 18 endemic others across the Federation that yarn for 60 percent of COVID-19 circumstances in the nation.
The Presidential Task Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed on Monday the councils can even merely be shut down as segment of measures to possess the pandemic.
It on the opposite hand mentioned verbalize government and local authorities the build the councils might per chance be found, will administer the lockdown.
The councils affected in Lagos primarily primarily based on figures from the National Centre for Illness Alter (NCDC) as printed by The Nation on June 2 contain:
* Mainland (1,274)
*Mushin (458)
* Eti-Osa (403)
* Alimosho (239)
* Kosofe (175)
* Ikeja (168)
*Oshodi/Isolo (132)
* Apapa (131)
*Lagos Island (111)
* Amuwo Odofin (129)
* Surulere (110)
Open air Lagos, the different councils are:
· Abuja Municipal (536)
· Tarauni (248)
· Katsina (242)
· Maiduguri (167)
· Dutse (170)
· Nassarawa (152)
· Oredo (126)
· Bauchi (114) and
· Ado Odo/Ota (107).
Chairman of PTF Boss Mustapha who spoke at a news convention after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari at the tip of the four-week unhurried easing of lockdown, mentioned: “For the precision lockdown, we possess got identified 18 local governments out of the 774 local government which might per chance be concept to be to be excessive burden with this an infection and they yarn for 60 per cent of 24, 077 infections.
“The reason at the motivate of the precision lockdown is to arrangement explicit measures that might per chance be administered by verbalize governments and local authorities. It is a long way no longer for the federal government, it’s the responsibilities of states and local authorities.”
Mustapha was as soon as accompanied to short the President by Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Coordinator of the PTF Dr Sani Aliyu and Director General of the National Centre for Illness Alter (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
Giving more clarification on the precision lockdown, Dr. Sani mentioned: “These form of local government areas possess problems to preserve out with their location and the truth that they build no longer possess defined borders. We are in a position to be sending out clarification as quickly as we characteristic out this share of work.
“The restrictions of stream in these local government areas are easiest one among several interventions we’re placing in arrangement in phrases of the hotspots.
“There’ll seemingly be precision concentrating on in these areas no longer easiest to elevate finding out but additionally to motivate isolation, to be obvious that that we characteristic out a number of worry verbal change and public awareness activities.
“So, halt of stream is easiest segment of it. And in one of the most famous local governments, it’ll also merely be impracticable to preserve out so. We already know some local government the build it’ll also merely be very unlikely to preserve out this.
“Total, what we’re looking to preserve out is to position out the small fires across the nation in arrangement of looking to fight raging fireplace across the general nation that might per chance be very subtle and might per chance merely even be draining economically for us.”

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