The Governors of the 36 states in Nigeria have reached a consensus to a national lockdown for the next two weeks to curtail  the spread of Coronavirus. The governors  expressed concern over the  rise in infection in the country as as well as  among health workers in the country

The decision was reached at a meeting of the governors on Wednesday.

Chairman of the Governor’s forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said the inter-state lockdown had become necessary following a continued rise  in the number of infected persons and fatalities recorded.

Gov Fayemi  further stated  the governors have  also resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the regional level to be headed by health commissioners in each state.