Coronavirus: FCT schools shut down indefinitely
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the territory until further notice to check the spread of the dreaded COVID-19.
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who gave the indication in Abuja during a meeting with heads of Secretariats, Departments and Agencies under her supervision also directed that social gatherings and worship centres should be restricted to avoid large gatherings that could further endanger the health of others.
"It might interest you to know that some states have gone ahead of us by closing down schools and we in the Federal Capital Territory, the seat of government cannot fold our hands and watch helplessly. As a matter of fact, as from tomorrow being Friday, all public and private schools in the territory should be closed down indefinitely.
"In the same vein, social gatherings and worship centres should be restricted to avoid large crowds because of body contact. Health officers will ensure that shop owners who fail to put in preventive measures will be closed down".
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