Nigerian Federal Government has issued a strong warning to schools to adhere to measures put in place to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus.
Osagie Ehanire, The Minister of Health gave this warning during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on Monday in Abuja.
This is coming after several schools resumed in many states across the country.
Ehanire noted that 10 percent of Covid-19 cases in the country are under 19 years old.
“With regard to COVID-19 and growing complacency, it is important to stress that, even though adults, especially those 60 years and above are more vulnerable, complications do occur in all age groups.
“Records show that 10 percent of all positive cases we have treated are below the age of 19 years.“Therefore, as schools begin to reopen in some areas, I urge caution and adherence to the protocols and advisories for re-opening schools, in order to join us to prevent the COVID-19 surge,”
Meanwhile, the present total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases are over 57,000 while over 70% of victims have been discharged.
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