Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has ordered the closure of all government offices in the state.
The directive was contained in a statement by Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information.
Governor Umahi expressed concern over the infection rate among state Executive Council (EXCO) members.
This is to check the spread of coronavirus among government officials.
He stated that though the affected government officials were in stable condition, the closure was to ensure effective contact tracing.
The statement said a state official, “Dr Richard Nnabo and his medical team should commence comprehensive decontamination of government offices including the new and old complexes”.
It added that all exco members and government officials, especially those of the Ministries of Finance and that of budget, should “undergo COVID-19 tests within this seven-day period.
“All workers, especially from the two aforementioned ministries, should go into self-isolation. All site operations shall, however, remain operational but must be with strict observation of COVID-19 protocols.”
All civil servants are to work from their various homes but must leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives.
He listed them as hand-washing, use of sanitizers and face masks, observation of social distancing, among others.
The governor also advised all to follow NCDC protocols closely