Coronavirus: No Plan To Shut Schools, Places Of Worship In Edo – Obaseki
The Edo State government has said there is no plan to shut down schools and places of worship, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Governor Godwin Obaseki made this known when he received traditional and religious leaders from the state in his office on Friday.
He assured that there is no need for anyone in the state to panic, saying his government has taken appropriate measures to prevent the importation of the virus into the state.
He, however, added that his government has put up measures to deal with the spread of the virus, if it eventually gets into the state.
”There is no plan to shut down places of worship except it becomes absolutely necessary. However, we would want to appeal that for the sake of your congregation, we should look at how to keep people from being too close from one another. It is possible to place visual services” he said.
Some state governments in the country have banned social and religious gatherings, shut schools, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus in their states.