President Muhammadu Buhari may after his broadcast impose another “isolated lockdown” on some part of Lagos State.
This order may also affect Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, and other states with a relatively high level of coronavirus cases.
This state includes katsina state with 248 cases, kano with 825 cases, FCT with 418 cases, jigawa with 201 cases, Borno with 215 cases.
The president is expected to address the country Monday night, which is three weeks after his last broadcast which he announced the lockdown ease in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja.
The president will give the latest update on the country’s battle against COVID-19 and also disclose the additional measures on containment.
On Monday, a federal governments source hinted DAILY POSTs about the “isolated lockdown.’ in the nation.
He stated that the lockdowns will not be lifted fully as daily numbers of cases were still increasing and high.
The source added that a total lockdown wouldn’t be effected either considering that the citizens needs to provide for themselves and their family and also be dependents .
“The expectation is that Mr President will declare isolated lockdown in areas reported to have more cases. It is very likely, but it would be in States and Areas with more cases of COVID-19,” he said.
The first on the list is Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial centre.
Between Monday, April 27 – the day President Buhari eased the lockdown – and now, the cases in Lagos has significantly increased or even tripled.
As at the last presidential broadcast, Lagos had about 800 cases.
But by Sunday, May 17, Lagos’ state toll had hit 2,550 cases.
Just about last week, the state announces that Lagos Mainland Local Government had the highest positive cases of Coronavirus .
Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, made this public.
He listed other Local Governments profoundly affected as Mushin, Kosofe, Alimosho, Isolo, Ikeja and Oshodi.
However, President Buhari’s administration is yet to implement its much-talked-about direct Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to all Nigerians in the country.
The federal government continues to drag foot on the palliative, with no specific timeframe on when citizens will be paid.
Nigeria has recorded 5959 positive cases and 182 deaths since the index case on February 27.