Ebonyi shuts govt offices as cabinet members test positive


By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

 

Ebonyi Governor David Umahi has directed the shutting down of all government offices in the state with immediate effect to pave way for decontermination.

He said the order became imperative followed the contraction of COVID-19 by some Executive Council members.

Umahi gave the directive in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Orji Uchenna Orji.

He expressed concerns over the increasing cases of coronavirus in the state, which stands at 75 out of the over 3,000 sample tests conducted.

Although he did not give the names of the cabinet members who tested positive to the virus , the Governor described the situation as disturbing.

He noted the positive cabinet members are receiving treatment and all in stable conditions.

The government offices, he directed, will be shut from Thursday June 4- Wednesday June 10 to allow for decontamination.

“All civil servants shall work from their respective homes within this period…



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