Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Thursday night, ordered the immediate closure of all schools in the state following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
Kenneth Ugballa, the Secretary to the State Government, who confirmed the news to the media, said all schools in the state are to close dose down by 12 pm on Friday, March 20.
“I am directed by the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, 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,” the statement read.
“Government by this announcement directs all security agencies to ensure that all private and public schools are immediately closed down in line with these directives.
“All the nightclubs and other night activities are, by this announcement, closed down. Every gathering of more than 50 persons in our religious worship centres is hereby prohibited.
“All markets and religious centres must deploy a strategy of hand sanitizers and deploy other temperature checks at their entry and exit places.”