Coronavirus: Anambra bans public gatherings, closes tertiary institutions

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Anambra State Government has banned public gatherings across the state and closed state tertiary institutions over the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe.

Read the full statement below:

ANAMBRA STATE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR WILLIE M. OBIANO

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(1) PUBLIC GATHERING

All public gathering is banned ‪from 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

(2) MARKETS

Traders and Ndi Anambra 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.

Hand shaking, hugging and all other forms of contact salutation is strongly discouraged.

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

Leadership of the markets are advised to buy infra – red thermometer to test any cases of their member or customer falling sick in the market.

(3) TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Students of Anambra tertiary institutions must proceed on vacation effective 20th of March 2020 until further notice.

(4) PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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 entrance of all schools. 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.

DAY STUDENTS

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.

BOARDING STUDENTS

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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