L-R: Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso; Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during an inspection visit to the Emergency Operations Centre and Biosecurity Unit at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba, on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos  Shuts Down Schools From Monday

As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Lagos State has decided that all public and private schools be closed from Monday, 23rd March 2020.

In a statement the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo said; “ the move becomes necessary to prevent our children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic”.

“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers 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 Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases and encourage anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call  the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.