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NCDC confirms 23 new cases of COVID-19, as lockdown ground activities in Lagos

by Francis Nkem

The Nigeria center for disease control (NCDC) has announced the confirmation of 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The new cases reported in the country has Lagos with 9; 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State taking the total number of confirmed cases to 174.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned residents against violating the sit-at-home order.

In Agege, there was complete lockdown as no movements were noticed. Similarly, there were no movement in some parts of Ikeja where there was heavy presence of security agents.

At Ogba and Abule-Egba, movements in the inner streets were noticed but because of the police stations located within the vicinity, movements on the highway were minimal.

However in areas around Obawole, Olowosokedile and Ojodu-Berger, there were vehicular movements even as some beer parlours took the opportunity the make brisk business. The main highway between Ojodu-Berger and the old tollgate at Ojota were no-go areas due to heavy security presence.

The same situation applied to Alausa area where the secretariat of the State government is located.

In his remarks, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu stated that some major markets in the state were complying with the lockdown issued by the federal government.

Some of the places visited, according to the CP during a briefing, included: Maryland, Ojota, Ketu, Mile 12, Owode – Onirin, Majidun, Ogolonto, Agric, Ikorodu and Ojodu – Berger, Magodo.

The CP, however, added that some contingents of Police and Army officers were on the enforcement of the directive on shutting down Lagos, adding that there was also a team of RRS officer dispatched to different parts of the metropolis. 

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