- NCDC has said the federal government cannot reopen schools at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Yahya Disu, the head of NCDC’s risk communication, explained that re-opening schools now will further spread the disease
- Disu stated that children were more at risk of contracting the coronavirus
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the federal government cannot reopen schools at the moment because of the poor public perception and compliance to health protocol on COVID-19.
Yahya Disu, the head of NCDC’s risk communication, explained that re-opening schools now will further spread the disease because children were at risk of contracting the virus due to their inability to comply with the protocols, Daily Trust reported.
Disu made the statement during a webinar which was partly supported by the European Union, (EU).
He also pointed out that with the coming of the raining season which comes along with an increase in flu-like diseases, children run the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 if schools are reopened now.
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In another report, Nigerians will be expecting the federal government to remove restrictions on the interstate travel when the President Muhammadu Buhari approved the next stage of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic after a meeting with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus.
The meeting between the Nigerian leader and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus is scheduled for Monday, June 29, The Nation reported.
The task force is expected to present its assessment of the level of compliance by Nigerians to the COVID-19 regulations and guidelines and also give recommendations for the next stage of the country's national response to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Nigerian singer and dancer, Peter Okoye, recently left fans and followers in shock after he took to social media to reveal how himself, his wife, their daughter and two of their domestic staff all tested positive for coronavirus.
In a recent video shared to his Instagram page, he described the past three weeks as being “hell” for himself and his family as he’s been ill with the disease but had been keeping it to himself.
Okoye stated that he finally decide to be open about his family's situation so as to encourage people to indulge in the precautionary steps to fight against the disease.
He shared how he might have been the carrier of the disease to his home which affected two of his domestic staff and later affected his daughter, Aliona.
He revealed how his wife Lola Omotayo, who while taking care of their daughter also contracted the virus shortly afterwards.
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