The Nigerian government has stated that all schools in the country will remain closed as the country continues to reopen its economy gradually.
The government had imposed the ban two months ago to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
In a media briefing on Monday, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 led by its chairman, Boss Mustapha, announced that “for now, all the schools are to remain closed.”
The PTF also noted that the interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announces.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has requested the aviation industry to start developing protocols for domestic flights to resume from June 21 possibly.
Earlier, the federal government had stated that churches in the country would reopen.
“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, subject to review-:
“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;
“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;
“Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”