Lagos State Government has directed that all public and private schools in the state must shut down immediately until further notice.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Gawat Jubril, this forms part of the public health directives issued by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, as the state prepares for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor also directed all public servants from Grade Level 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, to work from home for the next 14 days starting from Monday, December 21, in the first instance.
Sanwo-Olu, who has been in self-isolation after testing positive to the coronavirus disease, said that he was getting better by the day. He emphasized that concerts, carnivals and street parties were banned in Lagos state until further notice.
The governor expressed sadness over the unfortunate public perception that the country has seen the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and that the worst is over. He pointed out that this is absolutely wrong and dangerous.
What you should know
It can be recalled that public and private schools re-opened for classes on November 2, 2020, after several months of shut down due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
This indefinite shut down is as a result of an increase in Covid-19 cases in all local governments
•All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.
— Gawat Jubril A. (@Mr_JAGss) December 18, 2020