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COVID-19: FG reveals names of 20 local area that may be totally lockdown

The Federal government has revealed the names of 20 high-burden local government areas that may be totally lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 made this statement on Monday, June 29, after President Muhammadu Buhari was informed of a four-week gradual easing of the blockade, Globalgistng reports.

PTF Chairman, boss Mustafa, however, noted that the state government and local authorities where the councils are located will control the blockage.

The list of local government areas that may be blocked includes:

In Lagos state:

1. Lagos mainland

2. Mushin

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3. Eti-Osa

4. Alimosho

5. Kosofe

6. Ikeja

7. Oshodi/Isolo

8 Apapa

9. Amuwo Odofin

10. Lagos Island

11. Surulere

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Outside Lagos

12. Abuja Municipal

13. Tarauni (Kano)

14. Katsina

15. Maiduguri (Borno)

16. Dutse (Jigawa)

17. Ado Odo/Ota (Ogun)

18. Nassarawa (Kano)

19. Oredo (Edo)

20. Bauchi

Meanwhile, Nigeria registered on Tuesday, June 30, 561 new cases of coronavirus pandemic in Nineteen states, bringing the total number of confirmed infection to 25,694.

This was announced by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet as seventy more deaths were also recorded.

As usual, 200 new cases were reported in Lagos, which is the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria, while the state of Edo continued on the record with 119 cases.

Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded 52 cases each, while Niger has 32. Ogun State has 19 cases, Ondo has 16, Imo 14 and Plateau 11 cases. Eight new cases were reported in each of the states of Abia and Oyo, while Bayelsa followed with seven cases. Katsina State has six cases.

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The trio of Bauchi, Osun, Kebbi have three cases each, while the states of Borno and Jigawa closed the register with two and one cases, respectively.

In another report, after a” safe reopening ” of graduate schools by the federal government, the Lagos State Government said it is plotting arrangements on how 10,000 radios will be given to students to continue school at home.

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Speaking to the Globalgistng on Sunday, June 28, Lagos Education Commissioner Folasade Adefisayo said the state will distribute radios to students in undeserved communities.

The commissioner also revealed that the Lagos government led by Babajide Sanwoolu through the state Ministry of Education will also partner with telecommunications companies.

According to her, the association will provide a way to obtain free or subsidized data for private schools as academic activities continue from households.

Global Gist Nigeria

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