The Lagos State Government has ordered that all public and private schools in the state be shut from Monday, March 23, 2020.
“The move becomes necessary to prevent our children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic” according to the Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosh.
The move was necessary because as at today 19th, March 2020, nine cases had been detected after the first case reported on the 27th February, 2020.
According to PREMIUM TIMES , “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 and encourage anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.
“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers 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,” Mr Omotosho added.