Umahi Shuts All Government Offices As Cabinet Members Test Positive For COVID-19

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In recent development, some officials of the Ebonyi State Government have tested positive for COVID-19.

This was made known through a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Orji Uchenna Orji on Thursday.

“The governor is concerned about the number of Coronavirus cases recorded in the state which has unfortunately risen to 75 out of over 3,000 samples tested. 

With a total of 26 COVID-19 cases discharged and 49 cases still receiving treatment and in stable conditions, the governor is disturbed about the way and manner some State Executive Council members were infected, although they are also in stable conditions” he said.

He stated that “In order to ensure effective contact tracing, the governor has directed that all government offices be shut down from Thursday, 4th June 2020, and resume on Wednesday, 10th June 2020.

“He also appeals to all indigene of Ebonyi State residing 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.

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

He concluded by saying that “all civil servants shall work from their respective homes within this period but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives.”

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