Following reports by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that Lagos Mainland is the highest contributor of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1,274 cases, the FG may consider to lockdown the council among the 18 LGAs across the country.
Earlier, the FG had said affected state governments would implement what he called “precision lockdown” of LGAs for 18 LGAs considered to account for 60 per cent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria in the next phase of eased lockdown in the country.
The NCDC, Wednesday, disclosed that Lagos remains the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 11 out of the top 20 LGAs with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
According to NCDC record, Lagos Mainland council has the highest number (1,274) of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
Other LGAs in the state with high cases of COVID-19 are: Mushin 458; Eti-Osa 403; Alimosho 239; Kosofe 175; Ikeja 168; Oshodi/Isolo 132; Apapa 131; Amuwo Odofin 129; Lagos Island 111; and Surulere 110.
Meanwhile, In the FCT, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) accounts for 536 cases to make the top 20 list while Tarauni in Kano State has 248.
Other top councils are: Katsina local government area in Katsina State 242; Maiduguri local government area in Borno State 167; Dutse local government area in Jigawa State 170; Nassarawa local government area in Kano state 152; Oredo in Edo State 126; Bauchi local government area in Bauchi State 114; and Ado Odo/Ota in Ogun State 107.
The NCDC further listed that 62,583 samples had been tested as of May 30 and about 10,023 contacts of positive patients had been followed up to the same date.Follow us on social media