COVID-19: FG unveils 52-page guidelines for schools reopening

The Federal Government has released a 52-page set of guidelines for the reopening of schools in the country as it continues to manage the Covid-19 Pandemic.

While it listed several conditions that must be met, it, however, did not give a specific date as to when schools should reopen.

This was as it warned Nigerians against flouting the Covid-19 safety protocols, specifically stating that meetings by government establishments shall continue to be by virtual means where participants are more than four.

Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha who gave the charge at Monday’s briefing of the Taskforce in Abuja equally urged politicians in Edo and Ondo states to be circumspect in their dealings ahead of the forthcoming governorship elections in both states.

“The pandemic would not go away by a wish, neither would it go away if we refuse to keep safe.

“All government offices shall continue to hold virtual meetings in their offices especially where participants exceed four persons and suspend all unnecessary travels for meetings.

“For corporate organizations, Board members, etc, the reopening of the domestic flights should not be misconstrued. The PTF strongly encourages virtual meetings as well.

“We still urge places of worship to cautiously follow the guidelines on public gatherings; and we urge members of the political class particularly in states where elections are scheduled for September and October to exercise utmost circumspection in their gathering for whatever reasons”, the SGF stated.

He said the level of carbon emissions in Abuja has drastically reduced following the initial lockdown imposed on the city and the current partial restriction which has led to fewer people driving on the roads.

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