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Governors Agree On Two-week Nationwide Lockdown To Curb Covid-19 Spread

Valentine Chinyem

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The governors of the 36 state in Nigeria have recommended a national lockdown over the next two weeks to further curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The governors took the decison at a meeting held on Wednesday.

In a statement issued after the meeting, chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said the inter-state lockdown had become necessary following a continued rise in number of infected persons and fatalities recorded.

Fayemi said the governors also resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the regional level to be headed by health commissioners.

More so, governors expressed concern over the rising infection amongst health workers in the country.