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Covid-19 Ebonyi Government Shuts Down Offices as Members of the Cabinet Test Positive

The Ebonyi Governor David Umahi has directed the shutting down of all government offices in the state 4th of June 2020 as he asked all the officials to self-isolate for one week while they work from home.

The statement released through Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, noted that 26 patients have been treated and discharged, while 49 cases were still receiving treatment and are in stable condition.

Meanwhile,  gave the directive in a statement made by the commissioner for Information and State Orientation adding that ,infected victim are been attended to and all in stable conduction.

He said; the order became imperative followed the contraction of COVID-19 by some Executive Council members.

“‘All civil servants shall work from their respective homes within this period but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives.”

“In view of this development, the state governor appeals to all sons and daughters of Ebonyi State who are living outside the shores of the state to avoid the risk of returning to the state, as records have shown that the positive cases hitherto recorded in the state were those who returned from the epicenter states.”

“All exco members and government officials, especially of the Ministries of Finance and Budget, are advised to undergo COVID-19 test within this seven days period.”

“The governor further advises that during this period of the close-down of government offices, all workers, especially from the two ministries aforementioned, should go into self-isolation.”

Also shared concerns over the increasing cases of corona-virus in the state, which stands at 75 out of the over 3,000 sample tests conducted in the state.

Meanwhile, he did not release names of victims affected in the cabinet,but described the situation as disturbing while proper arrangement is been made.



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