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Niegerian government has ordered state government and school administrators to prepare for the full reopening of schools across the country.
The national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Sani Aliyu told newsmen in Abuja during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Covid-19 on Thursday.
Aliyu said this when he outlined the new guidelines for the third phase of the eased lock down in the country which has now been extended till 12:00AM midnight.
He also said the taskforce has recommended that state governments must conduct risk assessment to ensure that all schools at every levels has adhere the lay down Covid-19 protocol and also make sure they have strategies on ground for the monitoring of the readiness of schools.
Mr Aliyu said that schools must remain closed until each of the States government has concluded their risk assessment and are sure that all guidelines are in compliance.
He added that when schools are ready to open, there will no open at once, he said that schools will be opened in stages to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to vulnerable groups person that may contract the corona virus from school children.
Under the third phase of the easing of lock down, FG has also extend the nationwide curfew that was imposed across the country for the past few months from 10:00PM – 4:00PM TO 12:00AM – 4:00AM.
But this third phase of the lock down ease is not applicable to essential workers and those returning from abroad.
It could be recalled that, the President had on 30th March, 2020, first ordered a total lock down in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to prevent and stop the spread of corona virus.
Rules for the Third Phase of Lock Down that Enables Nigerian Schools Resumption Dates
The complete rules for the third phase of lock down which has given Nigerian schools to resume are as follows
- Markets to fully open
- Hotels to remain open
- Parks, gyms, cinemas to open – but at 50% capacity
- Event centres – 50% capacity, not indoor event centres.
- Eateries – outdoor services only.
- Bars / night clubs – closed till further notice.
- NYSC – NYSC camps to start preparing for reopening once schools reopens, but they must adhere to strict guidelines
- INEC – this electoral body will ensure compliance for the elections which are (i) No face mask – no voting, (ii) They must conduct temperature checks, (iii) Use sanitizer, (IV) Maintain social distancing.
- Religious centers – restrict opening subject to current guidelines, recommend multiples services
- Weddings, meetings – 50 people outdoors, preferably outdoor weddings, they must adhere to di Covid- 19 rules.
- Airports – Abuja / Lagos will open on 5 September, 2020 for international flights.
- Education – Potential reopening / FG recommends states to conduct risk assessment for compliance but to remain closed to in-person classes.
The PTF says States Government will provide additional Covid-19 guidelines to add to the ones FG has given.
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