Home Education Coronavirus: Lagos to close all schools from March 23

Coronavirus: Lagos to close all schools from March 23

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L-R: Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed; Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Tunde Balogun displaying Coronavirus sensitisation materials during an advocacy meeting with Local Council Chairmen and other stakeholders at Lagos House, Alausa, on Monday

As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is closing down all public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020.

 According to the state commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefishayo, the move becomes necessary to prevent our children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.

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.

The Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, 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.