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COVID-19: Why FG Imposed Curfew In Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Ganiyat Ganiyu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, imposed curfew in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State for 14 days effective from Monday, March 30 by 11pm.

The President during a live transmission on national tv said the restriction was to curb the spread of coronavirus in the states.

According to Buhari, the restrictive measures by the Federal Government to curb the spread of coronavirus is a matter of life and death.

The President added, “We are fully aware that such measures will cause much hardship and inconvenience to many citizens. But this is a matter of life and death, if we look at the dreadful daily toll of deaths in Italy, France and Spain.

“However, we must all see this as our national and patriotic duty to control and contain the spread of this virus. I will, therefore, ask all of us affected by this order to put aside our personal comfort to safeguard ourselves and fellow human beings.

“This common enemy can only be controlled if we all come together and obey scientific and medical advice. As we remain ready to enforce these measures, we should see this as our individual contribution in the war against COVID-19.”

There have been 97 confirmed cases and one death in the country since the index case on February 27.

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