The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of public and private schools in the state starting from Monday, March 23rd, 2020.
The Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo in a statement on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, said the move is part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and not a way of creating panic.
Adefisayo further urged parents and guardians to ensure that their children practice social distancing while at home, as well as cultivate the habit of always washing their hands.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Lagos State Government suspended religious gatherings of over 50 persons following a meeting of stakeholders.
The suspension would last for four weeks, with a necessary review carried out if need be.
Nigeria recorded five new cases of the disease with the country also restricting travels to thirteen nations in the wake of the development.