PTF Mulls Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja And Plateau State Over COVID-19 Second Wave
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is thinking about focused lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; just as Lagos and Plateau States.
PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, who expressed this on Friday, depicted as disturbing, the rising instances of Covid contaminations recorded in the three metropolitan territories.
Muhammed said information demonstrated that metropolitan nearby governments in the influenced places recorded the most noteworthy instances of Covid in the midst of the second flood of the pandemic in Nigeria. As indicated by information by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Lagos (46,935 cases), Abuja (16,470 cases), Plateau (7,801) have recorded the most noteworthy number of Covid contaminations and fatalities in Nigeria over the most recent eleven months.
Talking on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily program observed by The PUNCH, the PTF official said the Federal Government needs financial exercises to proceed however these exercises should be in a directed style.
When requested from the chance of a focused on lockdown and not an absolute lockdown dependent on information of area of interest regions, Muhammed said, "That is actually what we did, we have been breaking down the information and we have been taking a gander at the geological territories that have been generally influenced and the distinctive age gatherings."
"Unquestionably, regardless of whether we will have a lockdown, it won't be a complete lockdown. Half a month back, we broke down the information and we distinguished the area of interest neighborhood government territories.
"Generally, the regions influenced are the metropolitan nearby governments in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Plateau. Indeed, even in most different states, it is the metropolitan zones that are included. Thus, on the off chance that we will have any limitation, it will be in these regions.
"The metropolitan territories are the most influenced and that is the reason we have these superspreaders and that is the place where we will target. We have broke down that and we are exhorting the states dependent on the information that these are the engaged regions where these transmissions are more than the others," he added.
The PUNCH had before announced that the Federal Government in March 2020 secured Abuja Lagos and Ogun for more than five weeks as a feature of measures to control the spread of COVID-19 during the primary flood of the pandemic.
The lockdown tremendously affected monetary exercises with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry putting the misfortune at about N3bn in the time frame under audit.
Numerous positions were likewise lost as aircrafts, lodgings, banks, among others slice their labor force because of the devastating impact of the lockdown.[NewsNaira]