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Bauchi gov, Mohammed, orders closure of schools over COVID-19, Lassa fever fears

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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has announced the closure of schools in the state with effect from today Monday, the 23rd, in a bid to curtail the spread of Lassa fever and the new coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

The governor revealed this late on Sunday while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the Stakeholders Engagement and Update Meeting held at the Council Chamber, Government House Bauchi.

He said that stakeholders during the meeting agreed that henceforth, restriction should be observed in all religious gatherings with not more than 50 people as a measure to curtail the spread of the diseases.

The governor said; “You can see we have a new style of leadership of governance in Bauchi State these are the natural leaders, we are here to discuss on the implications of both medical and economic of Coronavirus and to discuss on issue of public gatherings as pronounced by other states.

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“Some of our resolutions moving forward are that restrictions should be observed in all religious gatherings with no more than 50 people to be gathered for any religious congregation.”

Speaking further, the governor added that a high-powered committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the State Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela to provide the necessary information on preventive measures against Lassa fever, Coronavirus and other communicable diseases.

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