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Jigawa orders closure of schools over rising COVID-19 cases

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The Jigawa State Government on Tuesday announced the closure of public and private primary and secondary schools across the state.

It directed that the schools should be closed effective Tuesday following the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country.

The acting Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Rabiu Adamu, made the announcement in a statement released to reporters in Dutse, the state capital.

He advised parents and guardians to prepare for the evacuation of their children and wards back home from Wednesday, especially those in boarding schools.

The Jigawa State Task Force on COVID-19 also said 14 new infections were reported from various parts of the state.

Of the new infections, 11 were said to be National Youth Service Corps members serving in the state.

Earlier, the Kaduna State government also ordered the closure of schools as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus in the state.

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