Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Lassa fever: Ebonyi Govt. closes schools

By Douglas Okoro on 18/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 529


The Ebonyi Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of Lassa fever that broke out in the state recently.

Prof. John Eke, the Commissioner for Education, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in an interview in Abakaliki, that the closure was part of proactive steps taken to contain the spread of the disease in the state.

According to him, government embarked on the measure to effectively control and contain the spread of the dreaded Lassa virus which had claimed some lives including two medical doctors.

The commissioner, however, said that the Lassa outbreak in the state was not alarming, but noted that the closure of schools was done to check the disease spreading into schools.

“First of all, I want to inform you that the issue of the outbreak of the Lassa disease is not in alarming rate, and what we have done is to ensure that we effectively put the spread under control.

“Again, a women yesterday (Wednesday, Jan 17), was diagnosed positive of the virus and this patient has her children in schools.

“We believe that one of the best ways to handle the situation is to shut down our schools until we are sure that our pupils and students are safe.

“The schools will remain shut for seven school days to enable us monitor the situation and we appeal to parents, guardians and school authorities to comply with the directive, ” Eke said (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/01/2018 12:39 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
SANUSI DIDN’T COMMENT ON LAWMAKERS’ ALLOWANCES —CBN; says...

European Champions League semi-finals: It’s Man City vs...

Michael Ibru, patriarch of the Ibru family, is...

Indian tax authorities go after Gupta brothers

Drama, as Nnamdi Kanu storms Abuja court with...

$250m World Bank grant for Nigerian youths yet...

Awka people fight Anambra State Govt. over acquired...

Today’s weather outlook, as forecast by the Nigerian...

Osun Govt. advocates stiff measures against violators of...

Buhari seeks global action against extremist ideologies, terrorism...

Hajj 2018: 1,627 Kaduna intending pilgrims depart to...

THE YOUTH AND THE USED, by Tola Adeniyi...

 

Latest News Buhari, Osinbajo under fire for failing to pay August salary before Sallah 2019: Large number of PDP presidential aspirants a good omen — Okowa Nigerians not feeling impact of Buhari’s anti-corruption war — Umahi Sallah: Bank customers decry no salary, tight economy l’ll complete, deliver all ongoing projects before leaving office Oct. 16 — Fayose Killers of Kaduna Reverend demand N5m ransom to release abducted wife NANS threatens protest over lingering NOUN law students’ crisis 11 perish in Niger accident, 16 injured Anambra records increase in road accidents NAF fighter jets blast Boko Haram camps Kaduna residents warned of imminent flooding, rainstorms Journalist Abiri rejoins family, colleagues after regaining freedom following 2 years of incarceration

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,810 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,809 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,665 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,777 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,925 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,747 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,507 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,635 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,141 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (159,148 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,399 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,597 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,474) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (530) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (298) International (2,286) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (137) News (38,211) Opinion (1,064) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,124) Religion (838) Sports (1,655) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Yinka Ayefele's Music House Demolished

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement