Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has directed for the immediate close down of all private and public nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
The directive was part of measures to contain any possible spread of the ravaging dreaded Coronavirus in the state.
In a statement issued by the Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, the governor also closed down night clubs and other night activities in the state.
Umahi also directed the Ministry of Health and State Committee on Anti Coronary Virus to deploy all health officers to all market, rice mills, banks and other public event management centres to carry out test on people randomly.
The statement reads: “I am directed by His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Nweze Umahi, to request all private and public schools from nursery and primary schools, secondary and tertiary institutions to round off and close down their school activities by twelve noon of 20th March, 2020.”
“Government is by this announcement directing all security agencies to ensure that all private and public schools are immediately close down in line 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.”