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 effective from Monday, 23rd March 2020.
This was contained in a press release, signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo and made available to journalists.
The statement reads in part, “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.”
Mrs Adefisayo added that the closure is not meant to create panic, but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.
She added, “The Incident Command Centre, headed by the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, 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.”