Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has ordered that all courts be shut immediately.
He gave the directive in a broadcast on Friday.
The governor announced that Ebonyi has recorded its first COVID-19 death.
He described the development as regrettable and saddening.
Umahi ordered all staff of the Judiciary in the state to go for COVID-19 testing.
On Thursday, Ebonyi recorded 72 new cases of coronavirus.