President Muhammadu Buhari on monday, advised residents of Lagos and Abuja to stay indoors in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.
“All Abuja and Lagos residents are strongly advised to stay at home, avoid mass congregation of any kind as well as non-essential outings, until further advice is given,” Mr Mustapha said.
President Buhari also on Monday suspended the weekly Federal Executive Council meetings until further notice.
The President took the decision on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus.
The Task Force also approved other additional measures including, the postponement of the meeting of Council of State scheduled for Thursday the 26th of March 2020.