Nigeria on Monday extended a complete lockdown in major cities for another 14 days as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s president announced on Monday.   

In an address to the nation, Mohammadu Buhari said the decision was taken due to increasing community spread of the coronavirus. 

“It has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory for another 14 days,” the president said.  

He said the confirmed cases of coronavirus have almost doubled from its initial 131 cases

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