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Adamawa shuts schools over measles outbreak

The Adamawa State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the state following the outbreak of measles.  The directive,…

The Adamawa State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the state following the outbreak of measles. 

The directive, which was given on Monday, is aimed at mitigating the spread of the disease and enabling the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) to vaccinate the vulnerable age group.

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In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Aisha Umar, the ministry rescheduled the school resumption date to Monday, May 13, 2024.

The statement further directed all public and private schools to comply with the directive.

The outbreak has already claimed the lives of 42 children in the state, but the government said it was taking the necessary measures to contain the disease and prevent further casualties.

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