COVID-19: Lagos State Shuts Down Schools.
As the affected numbers of persons with the dreaded Coronavirus increases, the Lagos State Government has directed that all public and private schools in the state be shut from Monday, March 23, 2020, in order to curtail the spread of the disease.
According to a statement posted on the official twitter page of Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, he said, “the move becomes necessary to prevent our children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic”
Eight coronavirus cases have been detected in Nigeria, the majority of them in people who arrived in Nigeria via Lagos. Lagos is also Nigeria’s main treatment center for the disease.
“The Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases and encourage anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.