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Enugu, Anambra direct closure of schools


Enugu State government has given primary and secondary schools in the state, both public and private, up to March 27, 2020 to round off their activities and shut down.

The government said the decision was part of the measures to check the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Ortuanya, enjoined teachers and students to continue to observe the school Water Sanitisation and Hygiene (WASH) programme in the state as well as other standard personal hygiene protocols for prevention of COVID-19 infection.

Also, Anambra State government has directed all tertiary institutions operating in the state to proceed on vacation from Friday, March 20, 2020, till further notice.


The government also advised all primary and secondary schools in the state to suspend sports meets forthwith to curtail the COVID-19.In a statement released yesterday, it also banned public gatherings in the state from Monday, March 23.

In a radio announcement on the state-owned Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), the Governor Willie Obiano administration advised traders to wash their hands at running taps frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds and allow it to air dry.

The statement reads: “All primary and secondary schools in Anambra State must go on indefinite vacation effective March 27, 2020. The management of all schools in the state must provide hand wash stations at entrance of all schools. They must ensure that all students and visitors wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, allowing their hands to air dry. It is desirable for parents to provide hand sanitisers for their wards.

“Management of all schools must, on arrival at school, take the temperature of their day students. Temperatures above 37.9 degrees Celsius must be reported to the nearest hospital.”


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