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Monday, December 21, 2020

Nigerian Government orders closure of schools till January 18

Nigerian Government on Monday ordered closure of schools in the country till 18th of January, 2021.

This was disclosed by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing of the task force in Abuja.

Mustapha said schools in the country are to remain shut in response to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country to enable new measures to take effect.

“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 co morbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.

“Also all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged.”

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