Nigerian Government on Monday 21 December has ordered that all schools in the country should be closed till 18th of January, 2021 because of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this at a press briefing of the task force in Abuja that schools in the country are to remain shut till announced date in order to enable new measures to take effect.
He also directed that persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.
“The PTF on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Education expects that schools would have vacated from the 18th December 2020 and remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021 to enable the measures introduced to take effect
“Also all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged”.