- Nigerian military schools have been shut down over coronavirus rampage
- The shutdown order was issued by Lt Gen TY Buratai
- Buratai also ordered the closure of all command primary and secondary schools nationwide
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai, has ordered that Nigerian military school, Zaria be closed down as a result of the rampaging coronavirus.
Buratai also ordered the closure of all command primary and secondary schools nationwide.
This was disclosed in a tweet by the Nigerian Army on Monday, March 23.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai ordered the closure of Nigerian Military School Zaria as well as all Command Primary and Secondary Schools nationwide on Thursday 19 Mar 20," the Tweet read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, disclosed that his son has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The politician disclosed this in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday night, March 22.
Atiku revealed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been duly informed about the situation and that his son had been moved to the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for treatment.
He did not mention the name of which of his sons was infected by the disease.
Legit.ng also reported that Atiku called on the federal government to use power at its disposal to ensure the lives of Nigerians are protected against the deadly coronavirus.
He advised the federal government to restrict flights from nations with a high prevalence of the coronavirus plague.
In another development, Rauf Aregbesola, Nigeria’s minister of interior has advised citizens to reduce handshaking and hugging in order not to contract the novel coronavirus.
The minister of interior gave the advice on Thursday, March 12, at the ground-breaking ceremony of a 3000-capacity custodial centre in Karshi, in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.
Aregbesola urged Nigerians to always stay three feet away from one another and avoid crowded places. He advised Nigerians to greet by bowing and touching their heart.
He described coronavirus as a global emergency that should be checked to ensure it doesn’t become a serious problem in the country.
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