Nigeria orders lockdown in Lagos, Abuja over virusForeign nationals were flying out of Nigeria's Abuja airport SundayABUJA - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the "cessation of all movements" for two weeks in the largest city Lagos and capital Abuja to stop the spread of coronavirus. Buhari said the restrictions -- which also cover Ogun state neighbouring Lagos -- do not apply to hospitals, food shops or petrol stations. Authorities in Lagos, a sprawling megacity of 20 million people, had already closed schools, shut non-food shops and restricted gatherings to limit movement. He said the authorities would "deploy relief materials" to assist people in towns around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihoods were hit. The Lagos state governor on Friday announced a programme to supply two weeks of basic foodstuffs to an initial 200,000 households in the city.
Source: Bangkok Post March 29, 2020 21:22 UTC