Gov. Umahi
Gov. Umahi

As part of its precautionary measure to protect Ebonyians from Coronavirus and Lassa Fever diseases, Ebonyi State Government on Thursday, joined its counterparts to close down school activities, worship centers more than 50 members and night clubs in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Secretary to the state government, Dr Kenneth Ugballa and he further ordered that schools in the state are to round up its close down by 12 pm on Friday March 20.

It reads: “I am directed by His Excellency , 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.

“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”.

“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”.

He said the State Government shall meet with religious leaders in few days to discuss on the gathering of their worshipers.

“State government 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 statement directed the immediate deployment of all health officers to all markets, rice mills, quarry, banks and other public event management centers to carry out test on people randomly .

Adding that house to house test on all residents using 150 infrared thermometer device will commence immediately.

“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”, the statement stated.

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