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Coronavirus: Nigerian govt. orders closure of varsities, schools nationwide

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The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country and as part of measures to contain the spread.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, confirmed this on Thursday, in Abuja.

When the Punch newspaper sent an inquiry through a text message, Echono simply replied, “Confirmed.”

More cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

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