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BREAKING: Northwest govs. order closure of schools over Coronavirus

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BREAKING: Northwest govs. order closure of schools over Coronavirus
Chairman of the Northwest Gov. Forum, Aminu Masari.

Northwest governors have agreed to shut down schools for thirty days as part of measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

Also, they agreed to shut down with the move expected to begin on March 23rd, 2020.

The Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Masari, the Governor of Kastina State, disclosed this on Wednesday and said the decision followed a meeting of the governors in Kaduna State.

According to Masari, the forum in collaboration with security agencies have agreed to review the security strategy towards tackling the security challenges ravaging the zone.

Another decision reached by the governors during the meeting includes adopting a joint security operation of all the seven northwest states and Niger state.

While speaking on the suspected coronavirus case in Katsina state, Masari revealed that the supposed patient has quarantined himself pending the outcome of the laboratory test.

The Permanent Secretary in the Kastina State Ministry of Health, Dr Kabir Musptapha, disclosed the suspected case at a press briefing on Wednesday.

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