The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, announced on Monday to extend the prison term by another week until May 4 to try to stop the coronavirus pandemic in the African country in Lagos, Ogun and the Nigerian capital Abuja.
Starting Monday of the next week, detention will be changed in the three areas where quarantine has been in effect for four weeks from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. due to night curfews. During this time, all movements except essential services are prohibited.
In parallel, a “step-by-step” investigation of containment measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will begin in Abuja, Lagos – the epicenter – from the date specified. the pandemic in Nigeria – and Ogun.
“Detention will continue until these new (measures) take effect on Monday, May 4th,” Buhari said in a speech to the nation, which was collected by the Premium Times local newspaper, the third in the President has held since their outbreak. the pandemic in Nigeria.