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Buhari To Meet COVID-19 Task Force Today Over Possible Lockdown Extension

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will meet on Friday to discuss the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States.

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Reports say the task force will likely propose an extension of the lockdown as well as its spread to other states. This is due to the finding that there may now be a community spread of COVID-19.

The Punch reports that a source claims recommendation had been made for the lockdown to be extended. The source revealed that a case in Abuja was a cook who had never travelled before. He added that his boss had tested negative, which could mean the cook caught it locally.

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“The cook’s boss recently returned from outside the country, but the boss tested negative. So, where did the cook get it from? We are also working on a report by the World Health Organisation that COVID-19 can be spread through currency.

“We have submitted our report to the case management team, which will in turn submit a report to the emergency operational committee for final submission to the presidential task force. However, we did not state in the report how many days should be added to the lockdown. We don’t know if our recommendation will be accepted,” he was quoted to have said.

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It was also gathered that the lockdown might be extended to all parts of the country to enable health workers conduct more tests and fish out people who had contracted the virus.

The President had in a nationwide broadcast on March 29, ordered lockdown of the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states for two weeks beginning from 11pm on March 30.

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Since then, the COVID-19  cases have risen to 290 spread across 16 states.

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