The Kwara state government has given a directive for all schools in the state to be shut down by Monday in a bid to contain the global spread of coronavirus.
The information was contained in a statement signed by Rafiu Ajakaye the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kwara State.
The statement made available to Naija News reads: “I can confirm that Kwara State will be shutting down schools from Monday, March 23rd. It is part of the efforts to contain the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge our people to maintain the highest level of hygiene and to remain calm and adhere to all safety measures earlier announced by the Kwara State Ministry of Health and other national bodies.”
Recall that earlier today Naija News reported Five new cases of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to eight.
This information was confirmed on Wednesday by the Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.