In an apparent move to forestall another wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Ebonyi State, Governor, Dave Umahi has directed all schools in the State to close down on or before Thursday, 17th December, 2020.
Umahi who gave the directive at a Family’s thanksgiving church service in Abakaliki, says there is need for all to apply wisdom as the second wave of the pandemic looms in the country.
The last few days, records from the Nigeria Center For Disease Control, NCDC have shown an increase in the number of confirmed new cases of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria.
Although Ebonyi State has not recorded any case since the second wave of the spread of the deadly virus, but available statistics indicate that during the first phase of the Covid 19 outbreak in the country, a total number of 1,055 cases were recorded, with 33 deaths.
Governor Dave Umahi, flanked by his wife and some members of his family, at this special family thanksgiving, says his government will do everything possible to prevent another casualty of COVID-19 in the State
Umahi discloses that the State government will in no distant time commence the distribution of another phase of palliatives to the people
Despite the challenges posed by the 2020 year, the Governor wants Ebonyi people to be thankful to God for his numerous blessings.