36 governors in Nigeria recommended a national lockdown in the next two weeks to stop the spread of the corona virus.
The decision was made at a governor’s meeting on Wednesday.
The forum’s chairman, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, said in a statement that after an increase in the number of infected people and prolonged deaths, inter-state lockdown is needed.
Fayemi said the governors had also decided to form a 19th COVID-19 committee at the regional level, which was chaired by the health commissioner.
The government also expressed concern about increasing infections among health workers in the country.