Hours after asserting the suspension of all non secular gatherings above 50 individuals within the state for the subsequent 4 weeks over the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday introduced the closure of all private and non-private faculties within the state efficient Monday, March 23, 2020.
A press release endorsed by Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, stated faculties closure grew to become expedient with the intention to stop lecturers and their pupils from contracting the lethal illness within the state the place six confirmed circumstances are already quartered.
The assertion learn: “As a part of the preventive measures towards the unfold of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is closing down all private and non-private faculties from Monday, 23rd March 2020.
“The transfer turns into crucial to stop our youngsters and their lecturers from getting extra susceptible to the pandemic.
“It is vital for fogeys to make sure that their youngsters practise ‘social distancing’ whereas at residence, wash their arms recurrently or use hand sanitizers and observe excessive requirements of private hygiene. Children needs to be inspired to stay at residence.
“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.
“The Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases.”