- Pupils from a school in Lagos were recently sighted at a shopping mall in Ikeja amidst the rising coronavirus scare in the state
- This is coming at a time, the government is urging people to practise social distancing
- Legit.ng captured some photos of the pupils and some school officials
As fresh cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spring up in Lagos, Nigeria, health experts and government of the country have advised citizens to restrict their movements and practise social distancing.
However, it appears a primary school in the state did not get the memo as they recently made pupils from their school embark on an excursion to a popular shopping mall in the Alausa area of the state.
Exclusive photos captured by Legit.ng showed the pupils in the car park of the shopping mall. A photographer and some other officials of the school were also sighted with the students.
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Recall that the Lagos state government 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.
In other related news, five new cases of the global pandemic, Covid-19 were confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the number of the victims to eight as the deadly virus spreads beyond borders.
The new cases were confirmed by the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Wednesday, March 18, barely twenty-four hours after the third case was reported. In a series of tweet, Ogunlesi said four of the victims are Nigerians who just came from the United States of America and United Kingdom.
The presidential aide also claimed that one of the four new Nigerian victims is a 6-week old baby — the youngest victim reported so far.
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