COVID-19: Schools resume Jan 18 until further directive, says PTF

The date for schools resumption is Monday, January 18.

Unless the ministry of education gives a contrary directive, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 12, announced that the date for resumption of schools remains Monday, January 18.
This was specifically disclosed by the national coordinator of the PTF, Sani Aliu, during a press briefing in Abuja. Aliu noted that the date is to be adhered to in all states, except the ministry deems it fit to change based on the situation of the pandemic in the country, Punch reports. The PTF’s national coordinator, Sani Aliu, said the date for schools resumption is Monday, January 18. The PTF’s coordinator said: “As regards schools, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister said yesterday was that they were going to review, he didn’t say that they were going to change the date. He said they will review the situation and let the nation know.


Aliu pointed to increased travels, reopening of businesses, and religious activities without strict compliance to safety protocols as facts that has helped to spread recent infections.

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