PTF wants schools to suspend plans of reopening schools
Nigeria’s advisory council on COVID-19 has warned that it is still not yet safe for schools to resume in any state in the country.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 warned during a briefing on Monday that State governments considering to do so should weigh their actions carefully.
PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said during the briefing, “the PTF appeals to state governments to embark on wider community testing, enforce rules on social distancing and step up community engagement, risk communication and pay attention to places of large gatherings.
“We have received reports that some states are contemplating the opening of schools, television viewing centres and other places where large gatherings could take place.
“The Presidential Task Force re-emphasises that it is not yet safe to do so and that utmost caution should be exercised in this regard. The PTF guidelines should be complied with while considering decisions on this in the future.”
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