Coronavirus: Lagos state government shuts down public, private schools

Coronavirus: Lagos state government shuts down public, private schools

- Both public and private schools in Lagos will be closed over the spread of coronavirus

- The decision was made by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor on Wednesday, March 18

- The closure of Lagos state schools will take effect from Monday, March 23

Following the spread of the global pandemic known as coronavirus, Lagos state government has ordered the shutdown of all private and public schools as a preventive measure.

The information which was disclosed in a tweet via the official Twitter handle of the state government noted that closure of schools takes effect from Monday, March 23.

According to the government, the precaution had become necessary to prevent children and teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.

From the Twitter handle, the state government made it clear that the closure was not intended to create panic but to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Lagos state government on Wednesday, March 18, said it will appeal to religious leaders to stop Juma’at on Fridays and church services on Sundays across the state.

Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information, disclosing this information at a briefing said in the interest of the people, religious leaders will be urged to stop services. This announcement is coming after the seventh case of coronavirus was recorded in Lagos state.

Similarly, governors in the northwestern region have ordered the closure of all schools for a period of 30 days as a preventive measure. Moreover, the governors in a meeting held on Wednesday, March 18, agreed to shut down public places and this is to take effect from Monday, March 23.

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This was revealed by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina who is the chairman of the forum where the decision was made.

In other news, Nigeria confirmed its third case of coronavirus in Lagos as the deadly infection spreads more across African countries. The new Covid-19 case was disclosed by the commissioner of health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi via his official Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Tuesday, March 17.

According to the health commissioner, the patient is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom to Lagos on Friday, March 13. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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Oluwatobi Bolashodun Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a former Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics.

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