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Nigerian govt mulls ‘isolated lockdowns’ as COVID-19 cases hit 5,621

SGF Boss Mustapha

SGF Boss Mustapha

Mr Boss Mustapha, SGF and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force

The Federal Government of Nigeria might impose ‘isolated lockdowns’ in certain parts of the country as confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 5,621.

This was revealed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Boss Mustapha, according to ThisDay.

Mustapha, however, dismissed the possibility of a nationwide lockdown.

He stated that some cluster areas in certain parts of the country would be closely monitored for possible intervention as advised by medical experts.

Mustapha cited the federal government’s intervention in Kano State, as an example of how the isolated lockdown might look.

He also noted that the situation reports across the country were being monitored closely, so the federal government will determine when to intervene.

However, On Saturday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 176 new positive cases.

Out of the total cases of 5,621, the number of people who have recovered and discharged rose to 1,472, while the number of deaths rose to 176.

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