- Schools across the country will be disinfected to curtail Covid-19 spread, FG has disclosed
- Minister of environment, Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, said the decontamination will start on Tuesday
- The minister made the disclosure barely a week after FG approved "a safe reopening" of schools
The federal government has disclosed that there will be nationwide decontamination of school commencing from Tuesday, July 7, in order to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the government approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown for the graduating classes.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday, June 29, at a daily briefing in Abuja.
In a subsequent update, Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, minister of environment, said schools will be disinfected to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
Abubakar, who spoke on Monday, July 6, during the PTF briefing in Abuja, further assured parents of safe returns of their wards back to schools.
"The delay is because it is better to disinfect and decontaminate within a short period of time so that the kids will be going back into these classes when they have been freshly decontaminated.
"This is because the chemicals we use are chemicals that are not long-lasting, they have short contact time to do their job. So, we will be getting this done before Monday when they (schoolchildren) will be back to use these classes," the minister said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as flights prepare to roar back to the sky after months of lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 crisis, the federal government through the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has given out safety protocols passengers are expected to observe at the airports.
The federal government, as part of the extension to the phase II relaxation of lockdown, lifted the ban on interstate movement, schools for graduating classes and flight movement.
The flights are scheduled to resume back on Tuesday, July 8, but FAAN said passengers who wish to travel by air must follow some guidelines.
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