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Ebonyi State orders closure of schools to stop second wave of Covid-19

Ebonyi State orders closure of schools to stop second wave of Covid-19

In an apparent move to forestall another wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in Ebonyi State, Governor Dave Umahi has directed all schools to close down on or before Thursday, December 17.

Umahi who gave the directive at a family thanksgiving church service in Abakaliki, says there is need for all to applywisdom as the second wave of the pandemic looms in the country.

Records from the Nigeria Center For Disease Control, NCDC in the last few days have shown an increase in the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria.

Although Ebonyi State has not recorded any case since the suspected second wave of the dreaded virus, availablestatistics indicate that during the first wave of the Covid 19 outbreak in the country, a total number of 1,055 cases were recorded in the State with 33 deaths.

Governor Umahi, flanked by his wife and some members of his family, at this special family thanksgiving, says his government will do everything possibleto prevent another casualty of Covid-19 in the State.

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Umahi discloses that the State Government will in no distant time commence the distribution of another phase of palliatives to the people.

Despite the challenges posed by the 2020 year, the Governor wants people of Ebonyi State to be thankful to God for his numerous blessings.

Reuben Abati

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