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.