FG Finally Approves Reopening of Schools, Says Daycare Centres Remain Closed
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. As the second phase of eased lockdown ended on Monday, June 29, the federal government has approved what it called 'safe reopening' of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown so as to curtail further spread of Covid-19.
The Nation reports that the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday, June 29, at the continuing daily briefing of the task force in Abuja.
It was gathered that he said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes to resume preparation for examinations. He disclosed that the newest developments were contained in the task force’s 5th interim report which was submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari earlier in the day. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Mustapha said: 'I am pleased to inform you that Mr. President has carefully considered the fifth Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, 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 round the 3 thematic areas of general movement, industry and labour; and community activities; provision of technical support for states to mobilise additional resources for the response.' View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Mustapha, however, said that the students expected to resume are in Primary 6 who are to put in writing the Common Entrance Examination; Junior Secondary School 3 students and Senior Secondary School 3 students.
The PTF added that though it asked those categories of students to resume, students in other classes are not allowed to resume.
In other news, it earlier reported that The closure of churches over COVID19 by Lagos and Ogun govt have again been condemned by Bishop Oyedepo. Lagos and Ogun states are now infected with an anti-church virus, as against COVID-19, so claimed the founder of the Living Faith Church International also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo. The renowned pastor said this during his sermon on Sunday, June 28, while condemning the closure of churches and other worship centres by Lagos and Ogun states govt. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Oyedepo wondered why markets are allowed to open with traders allegedly not observing social distancing or hygiene while churches remain closed on account of Covid-19.
His words: 'No handwashing, no nothing, everyone is in the market running over one another every-day of the week and there's no outbreak from the market but there's now outbreak, perceived outbreak from the church. Prophets are God’s voices to the nations. Caution!
'Now, freedom of worship is no longer a constitutional right but now determined to shop for some individuals. it's a hard thing to kick against the priest. 'This is no longer corona-virus in Lagos and Ogun. it's now anti- church virus clean and clear.'
The cleric claimed his church has recorded 114 COVID-19 healing testimonies. 'Can anybody silence the church? Never! i've never heard of anybody that God healed in the market but people get healed in every church day and night, real tangible healing. we've recorded 114 corona-virus healing testimonies. We got ten in the week,' he said