Buhari Has Declared A Week Lockdown Till May 4th.. President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a week lockdown to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday 27th-April-2020 extended the covid-19 lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state by one (1) week.
From next week Monday, 4th-May-2020 Muhammadu Buhari said that the lockdown will be call off in the three (3) states to night curfews (8:00PM – 6:00AM).
The president, Buhari said this on Monday night time while he was addressing Nigerians at the COVID-19 outbreak.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the lockdown within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States shall stay in region till those new ones come into effect on Monday, 4th-May-2020”.Mr Buhari said
The three (3) states [Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states] have been on a lockdown for 4 weeks [a month]. The President in his address, said he changed into approving a ‘phased and gradually easing’ of lockdown measures in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States which have the highest cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Monday’s address was his third time of addressing the Nation since the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The president stated the measures had been taken primarily based on the suggestions of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, the various federal government committees who reviewed the socio-economic effect of the regulations and the Nigeria Governors discussion board.
“however, this may be observed strictly with competitive reinforcement of testing and get in touch with tracing measures at the same time as allowing the restoration of some financial and commercial enterprise activities in certain sectors,” he mentioned.
The first Lockdown, the President Buhari had declared two (2) -weeks lockdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state during his first address aboug the covid-19 pandemic on 29th-March-2020. To help the nation tackle coronavirus pandemic.
On 12th-April-2020, the president addressed the country once more on the same issues of coronavirus and announced the extension of the lockdown by two weeks. A few Nigerians including state governors, have called for a partial lifting of the lockdown, with the governors forum advising intra-state movement be allowed, while inter-state trips should be restricted.
At the same time as inter-state journeys need to be constrained. They have also cautioned a obligatory use of face mask in public places as nicely endured ban on big gatherings. But the Nigerian medical association had suggested the authorities to extend the lockdown by two more weeks, elevating issues a spike inside the spread of the contagion if the nation reopens now.
Nigeria’s tally of showed COVID-19 cases rose to one thousand, two hundred and seventy three (1273) on Sunday from 1,182 said on Saturday nighttime with the aid of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The president in his Monday night highlighted new national measures for easing the lockdown as follows:
A. Decided on corporations and offices can open from 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M. Every day.
B. There will bean overnight curfew starting from 8:00 P.M. – 6:00A.M. This means all movements are might be prohibited at some stage in this era except crucial offerings.
C. There could be a ban on non-crucial inter-state passenger travels until further notice.
D. There will be partial and controlled inter-state motion of goods and services will be allowed to allow for the movement of products and services from manufacturers to consumers, and.
E. We can strictly ensure the necessary use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to retaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.
Moreover, the regulations on social distancing shall remain in region. Country Governments, corporate organizations, and philanthropists are advocated to aid the production of cloth mask for citizens.