EBONYI RECORDS FIRST COVID-19 DEATH, SHUTS ALL COURTS
Ebonyi State has recorded its first COVID-19 death, resulting in the shutting down of all courts in the State.
David Umahi, the State Governor, made this known on Friday, June 19, 2020, via a radio broadcast.
The first death in the State was among the six death cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, June 18.
Umahi said the deceased was a judiciary officer and, therefore, ordered that all the courts in the State be shutdown.
The Governor noted that the directive takes effect from Friday, and would last for 10 days to avoid community spread of the virus.
He hereby urged all the judiciary officials and their family members to go for COVID-19 testing to know their health status.
He advised residents of the State to be vigilant and ensure that they adhere to all safety measures imposed by the Federal Government and NCDC, to curb the spread of the virus.
According to NCDC, On Thursday, June 18, Nigeria has recorded 18,480 cases of COVID-19, with 6,307 recoveries, and 475 deaths.
Lagos remains the State with the highest number of cases in the country with 7,896 cases, 108 deaths, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 1,451 cases, 28 deaths, and Kano with 1,170 cases, 50 deaths.
However, these top three states have been able to manage the cases in their States, and recoveries have been made. Lagos has discharged 1,382 patients, the FCT has discharged 402 patients, and Kano has discharged 706 patients.