Umahi closes courts as Ebonyi records first coronavirus death

Dave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the immediate closure of all courts in the state.

Mr Umahi gave the directive in a statewide broadcast on Friday and advised all staff of the judiciary in the state to immediately proceed for coronavirus test.

His orders followed the state’s first coronavirus-related death.

“It is unfortunate that we have recorded one death due to this Covid-19 and it makes me so sad,” he said.

“I am directing that in line with the Covid-19 law all the courts in Ebonyi state be shut down for the next 10 days. The Judiciary, State High Court, Industrial Court, Federal High Court, Magistrate court should all be shutdown.

“Also, I advise all the judiciary officers and their families to undergo Covid-19 tests. I have ordered that all the Judiciary buildings and premises should be immediately fumigated within the 10 days.”