FG finally Approves Date For Reopening Of Schools
The Federal Government has affirmed what it called "safe reopening" of schools across the country in the following period of the steady facilitating of lockdown requested to reduce additional spread of infections. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Mustapha unveiled this at the progress of every day instructions of the team in Abuja on Monday 29 June.
He said the reviving of schools was intended to permit understudies in graduating classes continue groundwork for assessments. He uncovered that the most recent improvements were contained in the team's fifth time report which was submitted to the President, earlier in the day.
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Mustapha stated, "I am Pleased to inform you that Mr President has deliberately thought about the fifth Interim Report of the PTF and has as needs be endorsed that, except for certain changes to come later, the Phase II of the facilitated lockdown be reached out by an additional month with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to Midnight of Monday, 27 July, 2020.
However the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:
1. Maintaining the current phase of the national response, for another four weeks in line with modifications to be expatiated by the National Coordinator;
2. Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July, 2020;
3. Enforcement of laws around non pharmaceutical interventions by States, in particular, the use of face masks in public places;
4. Safe reopening of schools to students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations;
5. Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable;
6. Publication of revised guidelines around the three thematic areas of general movement, industry and labour; and community activities;
7. Provision of technical support for states to mobilise additional resources for the response.
He also said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes resume and prepare for their forthcoming examinations.