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Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja by 14 days

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown imposed on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by 14 days.


Mr Buhari announced the extension Monday evening in a televised broadcast.


He said the extension was to further check the spread of COVID-19 which has infected 323 people in Nigeria and caused 10 deaths.



The 14 days extension commences from today night.


The president appealed to Nigerians to obey the directive and others by different state governments.


“This is not a joke. It is a matter of life and death, ” he said.



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Coronavirus: Lagos State Extends Testing Centre To 26 Centres

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On the quest of containing the exponential spreading of the novel coronavirus in the most populous state in the country and the centre of commerce in Nigeria, the Lagos state government has now extends the testing centre in the state to 26.

This means, there will be a testing centre in each of the 20 local goverments in the state, while Ikorodu local government will have one additional centre, which will make it 2 in Ikorodu local government, and Alimosho local goverments will have additional 5, which will now make it 6 centres in the large Alimosho local goverments.

The development was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the the Governor on Health, Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih through her twitter handle.

One of the tweets reads: While urging residents to desist from engaging in hoax calls or trying to call the twenty-six call centres for fun, the SSA added that residents willing to report Covid19 emergencies should still contact the 08000CORONA. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @gboyegaakosile @Mr_JAGss.

Lagosians are advised to make good use of this great opportunity.

Check the pictures attached to this post to see the phone numbers and addresses of the centre.


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Lagos And Abuja Airports To Resume Domestic Flight July 8 - Minister

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The Nigerian Aviation Minister Hadi Serika, has made it known that the two major airports in the country; Abuja & Lagos will commence domestic flight on july 8 while other airports will commence in subsequent week.

The Minister made this known through his twitter handle yesterday.

He tweeted:

I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please

It will be recalled that allthe airports were closed in March in other to curb the exponential increase of the coronavirus cases in the country.


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Lockdown Relax: Will Social Distancing Work Effectively In Lagos?

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After several weeks of total lockdown in the most populous city in Nigeria and the centre of commerce for the country, the President of Nigeria later yesterday night said the lockdown will be relaxed starting from May 4, 2020. And this decision will be followed by strict adherence to social distancing, curfew and other hygiene strategies.

However, as many people are commending the president for lifting the lockdown which will pave way for your economic activities to be open.

However, the major question that has been trending the internet is that, can social distancing work effectively in Lagos state, a state that majority of people use public transport system that always over loaded and congested.? Even the ticketing point for BRT is always a time of struggle for people, how will people adapt to the new system?

These and more are the questions that are begging for answers.

It is to be noted that, the lockdown has been the main reason Nigeria has not experience an exponential increase in the novel virus case.

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