Nigerian Government on Monday mandated closure of all schools till eighteenth of January, 2021.
This became necessary after the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the nation.
The director of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this at a press preparation of the team in Abuja.
Mustapha said schools in the nation are to stay closed till declared date to empower new measures to produce results.
“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,” Mustapha added.
The government also directed that persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.
“Also all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged.