COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Orders Closure of Schools


The Federal Government on Monday has ordered the closure of schools following the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This was, however, made known by the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha at the press briefing of the task force in Abuja.

Mustapha, howbeit, stated that schools in the country are to remain shut till the announced date, 18th of January, 2021, in order to enable new measures to take effect.

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“The PTF on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Education expects that schools would have vacated from the 18th December 2020 and remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021 to enable the measures introduced to take effect.”

The government also directed that persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.

“Also all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged.”

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