(Breaking)COVID 19: North-West Governors Close Schools For 30 Days
Governors in the Northwest region have announced the closure of all schools for the next 30 days.
The announcement to close the schools was read to journalists by Chairman of the Forum and Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari,
Masari said the decision became necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID 19 disease across the Northwest.
The closure of schools is coming just as Katsina recorded its first suspected case of Coronavirus today.
The governors with heads of security agencies in the zone converged in Kaduna to review security strategies and fight against banditry, before the case of the virus was reported in Kaduna Wednesday morning.
Masari stated that the closure would take effect from Monday, March 23, 2020, adding that the governors will meet with examination boards to discuss the development.
He advised the general public to avoid unnecessary gatherings, urging them as well to maintain good respiratory hygiene.