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Covid - 19: Ebonyi Cases Rises To 75 As Govt. Shuts Down Offices.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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Following the increased number of cases of covid 19 up to 75 out of the 3000 samples conducted, Ebonyi state Governor , Chief David Umahi has directed that all Government offices be shutdown from Thursday, 4th June 2020 and resume on Wednesday, 10th June 2020.

Thr governor also directs that all civil servants work from their respective homes within the period but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji said that 26 COVID-19 cases have been treated and discharged while 49 cases are still receiving treatment and in stable conditions.

In view of this development, Bar. Orji said the state Governor passionately appealed to all sons and daughters of Ebonyi State who were living outside the shores of the state to avoid the risk of returning to the state, as records have shown that the positive cases hitherto recorded in the state were those who returned from the epicentre states.

“The Governor further pleads with our people to take seriously the NCDC COVID-19 Protocol, especially all precautionary measures such as hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, use of face masks, social distancing and avoiding of crowded places, moreso as we have entered into another phase of spread of COVID-19 called community transmission”.

The Commissioner further said that the Governor has directed Dr Richard Nnabo and his team to commence comprehensive decontamination of Government offices including the new and old Government House complex.

“All Exco members and Government officials especially of the Ministries of Finance and Budget are advised to undergo COVID-19 test within this seven days period.

“The Governor further advises that during this period of close down of Government offices, all workers especially from the two Ministries aforementioned should go into self isolation. All site operations shall however remain open, but must be in strict observance of COVID-19 protocol.’

Governor Umahi however commended all those who have made concerted efforts in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic.