The Kogi State Government has ordered the closure of schools in the state and also banned all forms of gathering involving 30 people and above as part of the preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement released by Governor Yahaya Bello’s Chief Press Secretary Onogwu Muhammed on Friday, March 20, it was gathered that the closure of schools and other public gathering places will be effective from Monday, March 23, 2020.
Governor Yahaya Bello who urged citizens of the state to be cautious and observe high-level personal hygiene practice such as constant handwashing with soap and hand sanitizers, as well as the observance of social distancing, said the measures became imperative given the strategic location of the state which serves as a transit point for travellers connecting various parts of the federation.
The Kogi State Governor also revealed that an isolation centre has been set up in Lokoja, the state capital and an Emergency Response Team has been constituted too.
The government also provided the following emergency telephone numbers for rapid response:08064469625, 07067918835, 08030607102, 08034732988, 08076288933.