The 36 state governors in Nigeria have beneficial a two-week nationwide inter-state lockdown to cease the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation.
This choice was taken throughout a gathering of the governors on Wednesday, a day after the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management confirmed 117 new coronavirus circumstances within the nation with whole infections rising to 782.
Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Discussion board, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, mentioned the inter-state lockdown would assist halt the continued rise within the variety of circumstances in addition to the unfold of the pandemic.
In accordance with him, the governors additionally resolved to arrange COVID-19 committees on the regional stage to be headed by well being commissioners.
The information comes a day after Governor Fayemi mentioned the governors had been very involved in regards to the unfold of the illness and warned that the nation was in for an extended experience within the battle in opposition to the pandemic.
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Fayemi had on Tuesday spoken in regards to the efforts of state governors in curbing the unfold of COVID-19, throughout a skype interview on Channels TV’s Politics Right now.
“We are very concerned. If you look at the number of times we met over the last one month. We’ve had five meetings which focused almost exclusively on COVID-19 and its spread and the concomitant economic effects on the Nigerian citizens,” Governor Fayemi had mentioned when requested in regards to the state of affairs.
He, nevertheless, mentioned the governors had been attempting to make use of all their capability to battle the pandemic.
To enrich the actions of the federal government, he referred to as on Nigerians to play their half and observe directives and protocols.
“I don’t think we have reached the peak yet. So, Nigerians need to take this very seriously. This is not entertainment,” he warned.