The Lagos state government has declared closure of schools over the occurrence of coronavirus disease.
There ar currently six confirmed cases of the diseasese in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
In a statement on Wednesday, Folashade Adefisayo, attributed the development to moves to examine the unfold of the virus.
“As a part of the preventive measures against the unfold of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos state government is closing down all public and personal schools from Mon, 23rd March 2020,” the statement read.
“The move becomes necessary to prevent our kids and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
“It is very important for folks to ensure that their kids practise ‘social distancing’ whereas at home, wash their hands often or use hand sanitizers and observe high standards of personal hygiene.
Children ought to be encouraged to stay at home.
“The closure isn’t meant to create panic however to arrest the unfold of the disease, that has become a worldwide threat.
“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 known cases and encourage anyone who has info concerning suspected cases to report back to the closest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.”
Sanwo-Olu’s government had earlier prohibited religious gatherings with over fifty worshippers.
The federal government conjointly shut orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) across the country to examine the unfold of the virus.