Ebonyi State Government Shuts Down Offices After Some Members of the Cabinet Test Positive For Coronavirus.
David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered the immediate shut down of all government offices after some members of his cabinet tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
In a statement released by the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Orji Uchenna Orji, the governor ordered the immediate decontamination of all offices with a specific directive to workers in the state Ministries of Finance and Budget to immediately go for a COVID-19 test within seven days.
Although the governor did not give names of the cabinet members who tested positive to the virus, he described the situation as disturbing.
The statement indicates that all government offices will be shut for decontamination from Thursday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 10.
“All civil servants shall work from their respective homes within this period but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives.
All Exco members and Government officials, especially of the Ministries of Finance and Budget, are advised to undergo the COVID-19 test within these seven days.
The Governor further advises that during this period of the closedown of Government offices, all workers, especially from the two ministries aforementioned, should go into self-isolation.
All site operations shall, however, remain open, but must be in strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.”