TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Governor Okowa made this known in a state-wide broadcast on Thursday.
The Governor also ordered a 48-hour curfew in the State starting from 6 pm today, saying that this follows the unfortunate incidences happening in the country.
He said some government buildings were burnt last night in Asaba, the State capital.
“This SARS occasion threatens to plunge the State into chaos and anarchy. It is a clear and present danger that we must stop from happening.
“In the meantime, I have ordered the closure of all public and private primary and secondary schools in the State until Monday November 2nd 2020.
“Because of the incidence that took place last night, I hereby impose a 48-hour curfew starting 6 pm today October 22 2020.
“It, therefore, means that everybody is expected to sit at home, exempting those on very essential service in the next 48 hours starting 6 pm today.
“Thereafter, we will review the situation and know what next steps to take,” Okowa said.