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Another State Government Orders Closure Of All Schools Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

Another State Government Orders Closure Of All Schools Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

Less than 24hours after the Kaduna State Government announced the closure of schools across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state following an upsurge of the COVID-19 in the state (Read here), another State GovernmentĀ  has announced the closure of public and private primary and secondary schools across the state.

According to a report from PUNCH, the Jigawa state government directed that the schools should be closed effective Tuesday following the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country.

The acting Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Rabiu Adamu, made the announcement in a statement released to reporters in Dutse, the state capital.

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Adamu advised parents and guardians to prepare for the evacuation of their children and wards back home from today, Wednesday, especially those in boarding schools.

The Jigawa State Task Force on COVID-19 also said 14 new infections were reported from various parts of the state.

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Of the new infections, 11 were said to be National Youth Service Corps members serving in the state.

 

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