Buhari shuts down Lagos, Ogun and Abuja for 14 days over Coronavirus


Buhari says the control time frame will be utilized to recognize, follow and detach all people that have come into contact with affirmed cases.

In an offer to contain the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has reported a lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the capital city of Abuja for 14 days.

The President reported this in an across the nation communicate on Sunday evening, saying limitation of development in these urban areas will start from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

Buhari said the limitation applies to Ogun state in view of its nearness to Lagos, where larger part of the current 97 instances of coronavirus in Nigeria were recorded.

He stated, “In light of the exhortation of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am coordinating the discontinuance of all developments in Lagos and the FCT for an underlying time of 14 days with impact from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This limitation will likewise apply to Ogun State because of its closeness to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.

“All residents in these territories are to remain in their homes. Travel to or from different states ought to be delayed. All organizations and workplaces inside these areas ought to be completely shut during this period.

“The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States, just as the Minister of the FCT, have been told. Besides, heads of security and knowledge offices have additionally been advised”.

Be that as it may, the president absolved emergency clinics and all related clinical foundations just as associations in human services related assembling and circulation from the limitation.

Other business foundations absolved from the limitation request incorporate nourishment preparing, conveyance and retail organizations; oil appropriation and retail elements; power age, transmission and circulation organizations; and private security organizations.

The President kept up that the regulation period will be utilized to distinguish, follow and detach all people that have come into contact with affirmed cases.