The Ebonyi State Government has announced that all public and private schools should reopen, and continue with their academic work for the year.
The schools were shut on Jan. 18 to check the spread of Lassa fever outbreak in the State.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke, disclosed in his statement that the schools were reopened as no new case of the disease was reported since Jan. 18.
Government announced the closure of the schools for seven days, beginning from Jan. 18, but since there wasn’t any case reported, the schools can now resume their work. He urged all residents to always keep their environment clean.
His statement reads;
“The measure taken by government prevented the disease from spreading into schools, and I am happy that we did not lose any of our pupil or student to the disease.
“The government and people of Ebonyi sympathises with families that have lost their loved ones to the disease.
“We, however, call on the public to maintain good personal hygiene to stay safe.
“We also appeal to our teachers and school administrators to redouble their efforts so as to cover the second term academic calendar.”
The outbreak of the disease claimed four lives, including two medical doctors ,while no fewer than 100 persons are currently hospitalised.