The Kwara State governor has announced plans to close down schools in the state from starting from Monday, March 23, following fears caused by the deadly coronavirus in Nigeria.
This was made known in a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara State governor, made available to GLOBAL TIMES on Wednesday.
The statement in part reads; “I can confirm that Kwara State will be shutting down schools from Monday March 23rd. It is part of the efforts to contain the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The state government also urged Kwarans to start practicing good personal hygiene and standards of cleanliness in public spaces for prevention against the noble coronavirus which continues to spread across the globe.
“We urge our people to maintain the highest level of hygiene and to remain calm and adhere to all safety measures earlier announced by the Kwara State Ministry of Health and other national bodies,” it added.
This is coming following the North West and North Central Governors’ resolve to close down schools in the region for 30 days.
The Federal Ministry of Health had earlier on Wednesday announced five new cases of the deadly disease ravaging the globe.
According to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, the five new cases had a travel history to the United Kingdom and the United States.
This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to eight.