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Lagos shuts down schools over COVID-19

The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of public and private schools in the state starting from Monday, March 23rd, 2020. 

In a statement on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo said the development is part of the measures to stem the spread of the corona virus pandemic.

The Commissioner urged parents to ensure that their children practise social distancing while at home, as well as personal hygiene such as washing their hands.

Mrs Adefisayo said the closure is not intended to create panic but to serve as a means of curbing the disease, assuring that the state government will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases.

The Commissioner urged parents to ensure that their children practice social distancing while at home, as well as personal hygiene such as washing their hands.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Lagos State Government suspended religious gatherings over more than 50 persons following a meeting of stakeholders.

The suspension would last for four weeks, with a necessary review carried out if need be.

Nigeria recorded five new cases of the disease with the country also restricting travels to thirteen nations in the wake of the development.

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