Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has requested the quick closed down of all courts in the state similarly as the state records its first death from COVID-19.
In a statewide broadcast conveyed on Friday, June 19, the representative said the courts are to stay shut for the following 10 days to empower health laborers to fumigate the structures and premises. He directed all legal staff in the state and their families to quickly proceed for COVID-19 testing.
“It is unfortunate that we have recorded one death due to this Covid-19 and it makes me so sad. I am directing that in line with the Covid-19 law all the courts in Ebonyi state be shutdown for the next 10 days. The Judiciary, State High Court, Industrial Court, Federal High Court, Magistrate court should all be shutdown.
Also, I advise all the Judiciary officcers and their families to undergo Covid-19 tests. I have ordered that all the Judiciary buildings and premises should be immediately fumigated within the 10 days”.
Talking further, the Governor instructed residents with respect to the state to pay attention to all COVID-19 prudent rules as the state has seen a spike in the number of affirmed cases as of late.
“We are not contemplating closing markets and churches but we advise them to please take this matter serious. If you are working ensure that you sanitise yourself every 10 minutes. This is very serious. We have a spike because we have a high testing. People may have the Covid-19 but won’t show any symptoms but will go about spreading it.
Some people with the virus will argue that they are not showing any symptoms. Yes, your immune system is fighting it but the next person that may be weaker than you is at danger and our job is to protect everybody in Ebonyi” he said.
As indicated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC. Ebonyi state has 234 affirmed cases of COVID19.