The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has lamented the alarming increase in fresh cases of COVID-19 infection in Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The task force has said it has not concluded on imposing another lockdown in those area affected but if only it will help control the spread of the virus.

It added that, any lockdown would be to the affected states not national.

Mukhtar Mohammed, the PTF National Incident Manager discloses this on Friday, he said that from the data gathered from their report, showed that Urban local government in four states are mostly affected in the second wave of the pandemic recently experience in the country. However, the Federal Government has no interest in shutting down economic activities but rather it will ensure that proper control measures must be regulated in other not to expose people to the Virus.

Mukhtar Mohammed said, “We have been analysing the data and we have been looking at the geographical areas that have been most affected and the different age groups.

“Certainly, even if we are going to have a lockdown, it is not going to be a total lockdown. A couple of weeks back, we analysed the data and we identified the hotspot local government areas.

“Mostly, the areas affected are the urban local governments in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Plateau. Even in most other states, it is the urban areas that are involved. So, if we are going to have any restriction, it will be in these areas.

“The urban areas are the most affected and that is why we have these superspreaders and that is where we are going to target. We have analysed that and we are advising the states based on the data that these are the focused areas where these transmissions are more than the others,” Mohammed said.

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