Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Folashade Adefisayo has announced the closing down of all public and private schools in the state over the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
Eye9ja reports that the Lagos State Commissioner for Information made this known on Wednesday evening, adding that the closure will take effect from Monday, March 23, 2020, in order to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
A statement signed by the Commissioner said the decision of the Lagos State Government to close down schools became imperative in order to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the virus.
The statement reads as thus; “It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene. Children should be encouraged to remain at home.
“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat,” the statement read.
As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is closing down all public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020@jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @ProfAkinAbayomi @osaelagos @hc_education #LASG #COVID19LAGOS pic.twitter.com/NiT9ARn8TP
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) March 18, 2020