Tertiary institutions in Anambra State will be closed from March 22 while other schools will all be shut on 27th March until further notice to contain the coronavirus epidemic.
In the same vein, all public gatherings in Anambra State have been banned.
The Nation Newspaper disclosed that this was contained in a document it obtained on Thursday in Awka from the Anambra State government.
The statement explained: “Students of Anambra 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 hand wash, to be stationed at the entrance of all schools before then. Management of all schools must on arrival at 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.’’
“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 immediately (PHEOC).”
It was also disclosed that the popular market in Onitsha would be closed next week to avoid international traders coming into the state.