The 36 state governors in Nigeria have recommended a national lockdown over the next two weeks to further curb the spread of Coronavirus. The decision was reached at a meeting of the governors on Wednesday.
Chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, in a statement said the inter-state lockdown had become necessary following the 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.
The governors also expressed concern over the rising infection among health workers in the country.
meanwhile we have 91 new cases as at 22nd April 2020.