Kogi shuts down tiles company, places Chinese workers on isolation

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi State government has directed immediate closure of a ceramic tiles manufacturing company in Ajaokuta as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said this in a statement on Friday.

Mr Fanwo said the government has also begun monitoring the health status of the Chinese and other nationals working in the company.

“They have been placed on compulsory isolation,” he said.

The statement, however, urged residents not to panic, but maintain simple hygiene and obey the stay-at-home order as already directed by the government.

Fanwo said that markets, schools and some government offices would remain closed, while social and religious gatherings were suspended till further notice.