Lagos State government has announced the closure of public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020, as part of measures geared towards curtailing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education Mrs Folashade Adefisayo.
Mrs Adefisayo in the statement stated that “It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers 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”
Nigeria had on Wednesday doubled its coronavirus cases with report of 5 new cases in less than 24 hours. All the cases reported so far are