FG approves ‘safe reopening’ of schools



The Federal Government has approved “safe reopening” of schools in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19.
However, only students in graduating classes will resume.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.
Mustapha said: “I am pleased to inform you that Mr President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, the Phase II of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020, through Midnight of Monday, 27 July 2020.
“Specifically, however, the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:
“Safe re-opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations;
“Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable;
“Publication of revised guidelines around the three thematic areas of general movement, industry and labour; and community activities;
“Provision of technical support for states to mobilise additional resources for the response.”

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