Ebonyi state Government has stated its prepardness to commence House to House testing strategy on each citizen across the 13 Local Government Councils of the state as part of measures put in place to contain the spread of the dreaded covid 19.
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Dr Monday Uzo made this known in a press statement made available to newsmen.
The statement said the programme was designed for 14 days in the first instance and urged the 13 council Chairmen to ensure that a minimum of one hundred persons were made available by each of the councils to participate in the testing exercise and to liaise with the state Ministry of Health for the testing procedure.
It also directs that schools in the state should remain closed in the meantime which it said had become imperative after reviewing the current situation on the spread of the virus within the state .
The Press secretary maintained that Government is irrevocably committed to protecting the lives of school children especially now COVID:19 has escalated into community transmission.
He further enjoined the people and indeed parents to take this decision of government in good fate since no drug or vaccine has been globally or nationally certified for the treatment of the deadly virus.