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Coronavirus: Ebonyi Govt Shuts Down All Schools, With Effect From March 20

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Public Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as Tertiary Institutioms in Ebonyi State have been given a marching order to round up and close down on or before 20th March, 2020.

According to a statement issued by Ugbala Kenneth Igwe, the Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, and the Coordinating Commissioner, Government directs all security agencies to ensure that all private and public schools were immediately closed down inline with the directives.

Read the Statement below;

“I am directed by His Excellency , the Governor of Ebonyi State ,Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE to request all private and public schools from nursery and primary schools , Secondary and tertiary institutions to round up and close down their school activities by twelve noon of 20th March,2020.

Government is by this announcement directs all security agencies to ensure that all private and public schools are immediately closed down inline with this directives .

The Ministry of health and State Committee on Anti coronary virus are hereby directed that they should deploy all health officers to all markets ,rice mills, quarry ,banks and other public event management centers to carry out test on people randomly .

All the night clubs and other night activities are by this announcement closed down. Every gathering of more than 50 persons in our religious worship centers are hereby prohibited . All markets and religious centers must deploy a strategy of hand sanitizers and deploy other temperature checks at their entry and exit places.

The State Government shall meet with religious Leaders in few days to discuss on the gathering of their worship centers. State shall also start on Monday the 23rd of March, to do stop and test to all people entering Ebonyi State as a way of safe guarding our people.

The health workers are immediately directed by this announcement by Friday 21st March to move from house to house to use 150 infrared thermometer device to test all Ebonyians. Government of Ebonyi State have proactively built a testing and quarantine centers at Unity square and the boarder between Enugu and Ebonyi and shall build more at all the exit and entering points of Ebonyi State as a way of ensuring that the health of every body entering or exiting Ebonyi State is ascertained.Ebonyians are advised against hand shaking and hogging, eating of animals to have been identified as means of contacting the virus should be avoided as a way of protecting themselves . Coronavirus /Lassar fever scotch are realities in Nigeria and all these are measures taken in Ebonyi state to protect Ebonyians. Ebonyi State Government strongly advised for self isolation /quarantine for all those coming from outside the Country .

Prevention is better than cure hence the Government of Ebonyi State has charged everyone to keep his or her environment clean and those that keep pets should be mindful on how they touch the animals as you wash your hands regularly.

Signed .

Ugbala Kenneth Igwe. PhD.

SSG/Coordinating Commissioner.

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