COVID-19: Northwest govs shut down schools

State governors of the Northwest region has ordered the closure of schools in their domain to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.

This is coming after one of the states in the region, Katsina, today recorded a suspected case of the pandemic which originated from China.

The governors, after a closed-door meeting held in Kaduna, said the closure was for 30 days, noting that it had become necessary in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the zone.

Chairman of the forum and Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, read the communique shortly after the closed-door meeting. It is scheduled to take effect from Monday, March 23.

Present at the meeting were the governors of Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna while Kano Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna, represented his principal, Abdullahi Ganduje.