Anambra announces closure of schools, suspension of public gatherings in the state

Anambra state government on Thursday, banned public gatherings in the state starting from Monday, 23rd March 2020, till further notice.

The state government directed that all its tertiary institutions to proceed on vacation from Friday, 20th March 2020, till further notice.

The state government also directed all primary and secondary schools in the state to go on indefinite vacation from Friday, 27th March 2020, till further notice.

Before the order was issued on Thursday, most schools in the state were planning to commence their second term examinations from next week.

The government said, “All inter-house sports competitions are hereby suspended until further notice.

“The management of all schools in the state must provide hand wash stations at the entrance of all schools.

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“They must ensure that all students and visitors wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, allowing their hands to air-dry. It is desirable for parents to provide hand sanitizers for their wards.

“Management of all schools must on arrival to school, take the temperature of their day students. Temperatures above 37.9 degrees Celsius must be reported to the nearest hospital.

“Schools management are encouraged to take the temperature of their boarding students at least once every day. Temperatures above 37.9 degrees Celsius must be reported to the nearest hospital.

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“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.”

“A distance of 6-feet should be maintained between customers and traders.”

“Leadership of the markets are advised to buy infrared thermometer to test any cases of their member or customer falling sick in the market.”

“All hotels must provide a hand wash station and sanitizers. Guests are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.”

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“Management of all hotels must take the temperature of guests and visitors with a non-contact infrared 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.”

“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.”

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Comrade Nnadi Goodluck

Comrade Nnadi Goodluck started writing since 2007. In 2016, he graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with a Degree in Educational Management and Policy/Health Education. He did his NYSC in Oyo state.

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