Nigeria

Covid-19: Kogi shuts ceramic company, isolates staff

By Richard Elesho

The Kogi State Government has closed down a ceramic company in Ajaokuta and placed some of its staff on compulsory quarantine as part of efforts to curtail the ravaging Coronavirus.

This was disclosed in a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communication.

Fanwo said the Squadron Team set up by the Kogi State Governor under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Governor Chief Edward Onoja has left no stones unturned and that thus far the state has not recorded any case of the virus.

“The Squadron Team On Coronavirus had directed the immediate closure of a ceramics firm in Ajaokuta while we monitor the health status of the Chinese and other nationals working in the firm. They have been placed on compulsory isolation.”

Fanwo noted that the decision to close all land and sea borders in the State is in full force and that Commercial motorcyclists have also been told to stay off the road and stay at home until further notice. “Anyone found to be breaking these rules shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.

“The Committee calls on Kogites to contact our emergency hotlines in case of any emergency as the Committee is working 24 hours of the day.

“We urge our people not to panic, but maintain simple respiratory hygiene and stay at home. Market places, schools and some Government Offices remain closed. Social and religious gatherings also remain suspended till further notice.”