Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Federal Government ordered immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide in order to curtail further spread of the ravaging disease.
This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono.
“We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March,” he said in a statement.
As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, there are twelve confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The National Sports Festival, scheduled for Edo state, was cancelled, all orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps across the country were shut while travel ban was imposed on 13 high-risk countries, including China, UK and US.
Some state governments also banned public officials from foreign trips while advising Nigerians to cancel all travels abroad, especially to high-risk countries.
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