From Musa Pam, Jos
As part of preventive measures against the spread of coronvirus, the Plateau State government on Thursday night ordered the immediate closure of all schools, both public and private operating in the state on or before Saturday March 21.
A press statement issued by the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu, said the decision was taken in order to discourage the possible spread of the coronavirus among residents in the state.
He said the closure includes pre-primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
“The decision becomes unavoidable because of the world spread of Covid-19 in the country and the world at large. It is therefore imperative for government to adapt these and other measures to safegaurd lives of its citizens,” the statement said.
The statement durther encouraged citizens in the state to ensure the highest levels of personal hygiene as way of curtailing and preventing the pandemic.