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COVID-19: FG Reveals When Schools Will Reopen

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The Federal Government revealed when schools will reopen, amid the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister, said schools will reopen when government is able to secure equilibrium in security and prevent COVID-19 explosion across the country.

The federal government banned schools, religious and public gatherings about two months ago because of coronavirus outbreak.

Nevertheless, after months of closure, government relaxed the ban on religious gatherings for four weeks while schools remain closed.

Nevertheless, while addressing reporters during the presidential task force ‘s 100th day briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, Ehanire said no date has been set for school reopening over the weekend.

The minister said the government should keep monitoring and researching the circumstances in order to decide when to reopen schools.

Ehanire says: “There is no fixed date on the resumption of the schools. COVID-19 ‘s presidential task force is researching the situation, conducting assessments every two to four weeks to evaluate the situation, to decide when it is secure.

“The Federal Government takes the balance between safety and the prevention of disease explosion and the opening of the school very seriously.

“We encourage schools to embrace as much online education and training as possible.

“The schools will reopen as soon as the details are established and the risk of transmission is measured and established.”

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