The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has released the list of local government with high risk of the novel pandemic. The task force said on Monday through the incident manager Mukhtar Muhammad, that 22 local government with high burdened area within 13 state.
Mukhtar, said that the affected state capital contributed over 95 percent of the new cases recorded in the last six weeks.
The areas are Nkanu West (Enugu); Abuja Municipal (FCT); Gwagwalada FCT; Gombe (Gombe); Chikun (Kaduna); Kaduna North; Kaduna South; Nassarawa (Kano); Katsina (Katsina); Ilorin South (Kwara); Ilorin West (Kwara).
Others are Eti-Osa (Lagos); Ikeja (Lagos); Kosofe (Lagos); Lagos Mainland (Lagos); Keffi (Nasarawa); (Lafia) Nasarawa; Ibadan North (Oyo); Jos North (Plateau); Jos South (Plateau); Port-Harcourt (Rivers); and Wamako (Sokoto).
Mukhtar, said the presidential task force are supporting the various states of the federation in order to have total compliance of the executive order signed by the president, to curb the spread of the decease.
Recall the executive order of the president restricts gatherings, mandates wearing of face masks in public and gives prosecution powers to law enforcement agencies, with the hope it will stop the spread.
However, some people where brought before a mobile court today in the nation’s capital Abuja for violating the executive order.
In a related development, the Lagos state government has send a clear warning to the resident of the state that the government will enforce the order to the fullest.