Anambra State Government has ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools from March 27th and tertiary institutions will be closed from 20th March due to the raging Coronavirus. Public gatherings in the state have also been banned.
This was revealed in a document obtained on Thursday in Awka from the state government.
The statement read: “Students of Anambra tertiary institutions must proceed on vacation effective 20th of March 2020 until further notice.
“All inter-house sports competitions are hereby suspended until further notice.
“The management of all schools in the state must provide hand wash stations at entrance of all schools before then.
“Management of all schools must on arrival to school, take the temperature of their day students. Temperatures above 37.9 degrees Celsius must be reported to the nearest hospital.
“All primary and secondary schools in Anambra State must go on indefinite vacation effective 27th March, 2020.
“All residents in Anambra state are advised to avoid handshaking, hugging and all other forms of contact salutation.
“All residents returning from countries and states with active COVID-19 cases must self-isolate for 14-days and contact the Anambra state Public Health Emergency Operation Center immediately (PHEOC).”
Women of Anambra State have been advised by The President, Anambra Market Women Association, Mrs. Nkiru Duru, to stuck their homes with foodstuff, as market closure is a good means to curb the spread of the virus.