A file picture of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has ordered the closure of private and non-private faculties (tertiary, secondary and first) within the state indefinitely as measures in stopping the unfold of coronavirus illness.
The state governor in a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed in Lokoja on Friday, mentioned the closure of colleges and different public gathering locations take impact from Monday, March 23, 2020.
The governor additionally banned all types of gathering involving 30 individuals and above as a part of the preventive measures in opposition to the pandemic.
In line with the governor, the measures grew to become crucial given the strategic location of the state which serves as a transit level for travellers connecting numerous elements of the federation.
The assertion urged residents of the state to be cautious and observe high-level private hygiene apply resembling fixed handwashing with cleaning soap and
hand sanitizers in addition to the observance of social distancing.
As a part of its preparedness, the state authorities has arrange an isolation centre in Lokoja, the state capital and an Emergency Response Crew has been constituted too.
For the time being, sensitisation and consciousness are being created on the illness by way of the media in addition to in parks, markets, and group ranges.
In line with the assertion, the federal government is leveraging on the present house-to-house Lassa Fever marketing campaign to take the message of COVID-19 to the grassroots.
The federal government additionally supplied the next emergency phone numbers for speedy response:08064469625, 07067918835, 08030607102, 08034732988, 08076288933.