COVID-19: Lagos shut schools indefinitely

Meanwhile, another lockdown is likely in Nigeria with the rising COVID-19 cases, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus Control has warned.

In lieu of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the public and private schools below tertiary level in Lagos State have been instructed to remain closed indefinitely.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr. Kayode Abayomi to Kemi Filani News.

โ€œThe recent directive makes it mandatory that all schools earlier scheduled to resume on 4th of January, 2021, must remain closed until a new resumption date is announced in due course.โ€ the statement partly reads.

Parents and students were also urged to ensure strict adherence to guidelines issued by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as the wearing of face masks, physical distancing, washing of hands under running water and use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

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National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the only way to prevent a re-introduction of a lockdown is by adhering to the advisories. He said this while speaking on a television programme on Sunday.

โ€œIf you donโ€™t want a lockdown, the only way is to make sure we use our facemasks, avoid mass gatherings, avoid people who have respiratory tract infections, sanitise our hands and follow those non- pharmaceutical interventions. The very vaccines that we currently have are those non-pharmaceutical interventions.

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