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COVID-19: PTF Confirms Schools Resumption Date




The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has stated that schools will still resume on Monday, January 18.

This information was released by the  PTF bearing any change from the Ministry of Education.

The information was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the PTF, Sani Aliu, during a press briefing in Abuja.

Aliu noted that the date is to be adhered to in all states, except the ministry deems it fit to change based on the situation of the pandemic in the country.

He said: “As regards schools, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister said yesterday was that they were going to review, he didn’t say that they were going to change the date. He said they will review the situation and let the nation know.

“So, for the moment, it is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that.”

Aliu pointed to increased travels, reopening of businesses, and religious activities without strict compliance to safety protocols as facts that has helped to spread recent infections.


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