Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID-19 Control said precision lockdown will be slammed on 18 local government areas across the country where 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases have been found.
Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha made this known at a news conference after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of the four-week gradual easing of lockdown.
He said 18 local governments have been identified out of the 774 local governments that are considered to be high burden with infection and account for 60 per cent of 24, 077 infections.
Mustapha added that the state government and local authorities where the councils are located will administer the lockdown.
He said that the PTF will be forced to review some of the new measures should the pandemic continued to increase.