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JUST IN: Lagos Shuts Schools Over Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Lagos State government has declared that public and private schools across the state will be shut from Monday, March 23.

In a statement by the state Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the decision was necessary so as to prevent the spread of the deadly virus disease on children and their teachers.

She stated, “It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene. Children should be encouraged to remain at home.

“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.”

The North-West Governors had similarly announced its decision to close down schools for 30 days beginning from Monday, March 23 in a bid to contain the spread of the virus disease.

Nigeria has confirmed eight cases of the deadly covid-19 with no death recorded.

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