- States like Lagos, Kaduna, Plateau, and Abuja may go into another lockdown
- The PTF on Friday, January 29, said it is mulling this possibility
- The task force explained that urban areas in these states are currently experiencing high infections
There is a strong possibility that the federal government will impose another lockdown in states like Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja, and Plateau anytime soon.
This was revealed on Friday, January 29, by the national incident manager of the Presidential Task Force for COVID-19, Mukhtar Muhammed.
Muhammed disclosed that urban local government areas in these states have continued to record an increase in new infections, Punch reports.
He noted that the PTF having analysed recent data has discovered that areas affected are the urban local governments in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Plateau.
The PFT official went on:
"Even in most other states, it is the urban areas that are involved. So, if we are going to have any restrictions, it will be in these areas.
“The urban areas are the most affected and that is why we have these superspreaders and that is where we are going to target. We have analysed that and we are advising the states based on the data that these are the focused areas where these transmissions are more than the others."
Muhammed, however, made it clear that even if a lockdown is imposed in these states, it will not be total, so as not to completely shut down economic activities.
Meanwhile, Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau state, had tested positive for COVID-19, following a test he and members of his family carried out.
The news was broken by the governor’s director of press and public, Makut Macham, in a statement in Jos on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor’s test result returned positive while all members of his family tested negative.
He said that the governor, who was asymptomatic, has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested, adding that he had directed his deputy, Sonny Tyoden, to handle all state matters in his absence.