Gombe State, northeast Nigeria has shut the Government House in the state capital, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.
This is according to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ismaila Misilli, Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
This follows the death of a Director of Special Services and Political Office of the Secretary to the State Government who tested positive for the virus.
According to the statement, the governor directed that the “Government House Clinic where the deceased was admitted be disinfected and closed from any Physical interactions until Monday 8th June 2020.
High-risk areas such as the offices of the deceased and that of the SSG should also be fumigated.
The state government asked public officials; including cabinet members and staff to undergo COVID-19 test.