Coronavirus: North-West Govs Shut Down Schools For 30 Days

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Governors of states in Nigeria’s northwest have announced the closure of all schools in the region for the next 30 days due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Chairman of the Forum Governor Aminu Masari made the announcement on Wednesday after Katsina recorded its first suspected case of coronavirus.

The governors converged on Kaduna, alongside heads of security agencies in the zone, to review security strategies and fight against banditry, before the case of the virus was reported in Kaduna Wednesday morning.

Governor Masari said the closure would take effect from Monday 23rd of March 2020.

He said the governors would meet with examination boards to discuss this development.

They also advised the public to avoid unnecessary gatherings, urging them to maintain good respiratory hygiene.


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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. The new media enthusiast and a fine-grained media influencer was a reporter at Concise News.


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