1.1 Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Governments across the globe embarked on measures to safeguard the lives and health of their citizens. Some of the measures adopted were to lockdown areas or states with prevalence of Covid-19 transmissions, shut down borders, close down schools, cancel or postpone sporting activities, travels, etc. to avoid community or social spread of the virus.

1.2 In Nigeria, the Federal and State Governments took proactive steps by declaring the Covid-19 virus as an infectious disease and issued Regulations in line with the Quarantine and Public Health Act and Laws in order to safeguard lives and public health. By the Regulations, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR imposed a mandatory lockdown of FCT, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States and ordered citizens to stay at home for an initial period of 14 days to enable the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to trace, contact, test, isolate and treat persons who may have been exposed or contracted the virus. These measures were also replicated by some State Governors in their respective states.


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