COVID-19 lockdown causes spike in domestic violence in Lagos | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

The number of domestic and sexual abuse cases being reported daily has increased by as much as 50% since the coronavirus lockdown started in Lagos, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has revealed.

According to the LSDSVRT, before the lockdown they received 8 domestic abuse cases daily but now that number has increased by 50% as the lockdown has made it difficult for victims at home to avoid their abusers. According to Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, Coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, the state has now added more helplines while virtual meetings are now being used to resolve abuse cases.

FG apologises to Nigerians for violation of social distancing order at burial of Abba Kyari

The Federal government has apologised to Nigerians for the violation of the social distancing order at late Abba Kyari’s burial. Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mutapha, tendered the apology during the daily media briefing of the taskforce in Abuja yesterday evening.

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FG is extending closure of airports

The closure of airspace and airports in the country has been extended by two weeks by the federal government due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation made the announcement on Twitter on Monday April 20. He said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23, due to the extended lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun

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