SECOND LOCKDOWN: All Schools In Nigeria Closed Till 18 January 2021
The Government Through her Ministry in charge of Education has as on Monday, December 21, 2020, CLOSED ALL SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA TILL 18 JANUARY, WITH SECOND ROUND OF INTERSTATE LOCKDOWN ROAMING
The affected schools include both the public schools and privates owned schools of all levels in the Country. Nigeria
The Government also appeal to Nigerians to think before they travel for the festive season, in their words, if need be, please don’t travel, kindly remain wherever you are and adhere to all COVID 19 guideline and protocols
As all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged for now. is best you avoid traveling this season
This announcement came late on Monday as the Nigerian government ordered the closure of all schools in the country till the 18th of January, 2021
This became necessary following the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, as the Government move to establish new COVID-19 Guidelines
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this at a press briefing of the task force in Abuja.
Mustapha appeal to Nigerians to cooperate with the government in the fight against the virus, he also said schools in the country are to remain closed till the announced date 18th of January 2021
This is to enable new measures to take effect. “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 through the ministry of health also directs that persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.
The new strain variation of COVID 19 has already been reported in South Africa, with the possibility that the virus is now in Nigeria