Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has ordered the immediate pack up of all government offices after some members of his cabinet tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Orji Uchenna Orji, the governor ordered the immediate decontamination of all offices with a selected directive to workers within the state Ministry of Finance and Budget to right away choose a COVID19 test within seven days. Although the governor didn’t give the names of the cupboard members who tested positive to the virus, he described things as disturbing.
The statement indicates that each government offices are going to be shut down for decontamination from Thursday, June 4- Wednesday, June 10.
“All civil servants shall work from their respective homes within this period but shall leave their phones open to respond to official imperatives. All Exco members and Government officials especially of the Ministries of Finance and Budget are advised to undergo COVID-19 test within this seven days period.
The Governor further advises that during this period of close down of Government offices, all workers especially from the two Ministries aforementioned should go into self isolation. All site operations shall however remain open, but must be in strict observance of COVID-19 protocol.” the statement reads in part.