Govt. shuts all courts after first COVID-19 death
Palpable fear gripped Ebonyi residents on Friday after the State recorded first COVID-19 death.
The State’s Governor David Umahi, who disclosed at a radio broadcast on Friday morning decried the death despite the government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the disease.
The Governor lamented that the State has now joined the states where COVID-19 death has been recorded “despite the efforts of the state government to contain the spread of the disease”.
Governor Umahi noted that the late patient was a judiciary officer and, therefore, directed that all the courts in the state be shutdown.
According to him, the directive is to take effect from Friday and will last a period of 10 days.
The governor also advised all the judiciary officials and their family members to undergo COVID-19 tests within the period.
He appealed to all residents of the state to be vigilant and make sure that they continue to comply with the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Ebonyi recorded 103 new infections on Thursday.
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