Coronavirus: Lagos Government To Shut Down Schools From March 23
Lagos State Government has announced the closing down of all public and private schools from Monday, March 23, 2020, stating this part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Commissioner for Education in Lagos, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the move became necessary to prevent pupils and teachers from contracting the virus.
The state government admonished parents to ensure that their children practised ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers and observe high standards of personal hygiene.
Adefisayo said the closure was not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.
On March 18, five new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the total in the country to eight cases.