Coronavirus: Jigawa Government to Convert Hotels to Isolation Centers
Jigawa State Government has said it is looking to convert some hotels in the state into isolation centers for the northwest region.
Pogah Media had reported that the Jigawa State Government on Monday ordered the immediate closure of secondary and primary schools as part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Dr Abba Zakari, the commissioner of health in the state, made this known during a press briefing with newsmen at the state secretariat in Dutse, on Tuesday.
Zakari, who noted that this was necessary due to the rapid increase of cases by the day, said the state government will take every precautionary step to ensure that the spread of the disease is curtailed.
He said “All schools including Islamiya and Tsangaya Schools are ordered to be shut. Gatherings of more than 20 persons are also banned. We advise everyone to be mindful of social distance and also to practice personal hygiene.
”we are also working with religious and traditional leaders to ensure full compliance.
”The state government is also working to establish a test center in the state.”
Meanwhile, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday night confirmed on four new cases of the virus stating that 3 were in Lagos State, 1 in the FCT while two others are returning travelers.