The Anambra State government has ordered the closure of all tertiary institutions in the state, starting from Friday, March 20th in an effort to curb the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The development was revealed in a statement released by Governor Willie Obiano, he noted that the decision was part of the measure to curb the spread of the disease.
The Anambra State government also banned public gathering starting from Monday, March 23rd.
The statement read: “Anambra State coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Public Health Advisory by His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano”
“All public gathering is banned from 23rd March 2020 until further notice.”
“Traders who go to the markets should wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and allow it to air dry.”
“The use of hand sanitizers is strongly recommended if the hands are not visibly dirty.”
“Handshaking, hugging and all other forms of contact salutation is strongly discouraged.”
“A distance of 6-feet should be maintained between customers and traders.”
“Leadership of the markets are advised to buy an infrared thermometer to test any cases of their member or customer falling sick in the market.”
“Students of tertiary institutions must proceed on vacation effective 20th of March 2020 until further notice.”
“All inter-house sports competitions are hereby suspended until further notice.”
“The management of all schools in the state must provide handwash stations at the entrance of all schools ensuring that all students and visitors wash their hands frequently.”
“Management of all schools must upon arrival to school, take the temperature of their day students. Temperatures above 37.9 degrees Celsius must be reported to the nearest hospital.”
“All Primary and Secondary Schools in Anambra State must go on indefinite vacation effective 27th March 2020.”
“All residents in Anambra state are advised to avoid handshaking, hugging and all other forms of contact salutation.”
“They are to avoid unnecessary travels.”
“All residents returning from countries and states with active COVID-19 cases, must self-isolate for 14-days and contact the Anambra state Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEO) on this numbers 080309531; 08145434416;0810446408 immediately.”
“All hotels must provide a handwash station and sanitizers. Guests are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.”
“Management of all hotels must take the temperature of guests and visitors with a non-contact infra-red thermometer.”
“All luxurious bus owners and operators must maintain a travel manifest for inbound and outbound passengers to Anambra state.”
“All luxurious bus owners must maintain hand wash stations and provide hand sanitizers in their buses.”