Following the first reported case of covid 19 in Katsina state on Wednesday, Governors in the northwest region have announced closure of all schools for the next 30 days.
The closure will take effect from Monday 23rd of March 2020.
This announcement was revealed in a communiqué made available to newsmen by Chairman of the Forum and Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari on the sidelines of the Northwest Governors meeting.
EkoHotBlog learnt that the decision became imperative to prevent the spread of COVID 19 across the northwestern region of the country.
The Governors met in Kaduna, alongside heads of security agencies in the zone to review security strategies and fight against banditry, before the case of the virus was reported in Kaduna Wednesday morning.
Masari after the meeting said the governors will meet with examination boards to discuss the development.
The Governors also advised the general public to avoid unnecessary gatherings, urging them to maintain good respiratory hygiene.