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Ebonyi State Government Shuts Down Offices After Some Members Of The Cabinet Test Positive For Coronavirus


The governor of Ebonyi state, Governor David Umahi has just ordered for the shut-down of all government offices in the state after some of the members of his cabinet tested positive to the novel COVID-19.

In a statement that was released by the state’s Commissioner of information and State Orientation, Orji Uchenna Orji, the governor ordered for the immediate shut-down and decontamination of all the offices with a specific directive that all workers in the state Ministry of Finance and Budget to be tested immediately of the virus within the next 7 days.

However the governor did not give the names of those that had tested positive to the virus, but described the situation as a very disturbing one. According to the statement, the government offices in the state will be shut-down for decontamination starting Thursday June 4th to Wednesday June 10th.

The governor however advises all government officials from the two Ministries aforementioned to all go into self-isolation. He noted in the statement that all site operations shall remain open but must be under strict observance for the COVID-19 protocol.

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