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COVID-19: It’s not safe to reopen schools – FG warns states

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID-19 has warned against the planned moves by some states to reopen schools, television viewing centres, stadium and other places where large gatherings could take place, insisting that it was not yet safe to do so now, while utmost caution should be exercised across the country.

The Chairman of PTF, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha gave the warning at the PTF’s COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday in Abuja as he expressed displeasure over the poor level of compliance with simple safety measures of keeping physical distancing, wearing of masks in public places, sanitation and personal hygiene nationwide.

He listed some places where the non compliance level was more prevalent to include markets, motor parks some worship centres while gave strong reassurances that the Federal Government would continue to implement measures meant to safeguard the economy.

He added that the Task Force would continue to be guided by the recommendations of the committee in taking some of its far-reaching decisions, as was done on previous occasions.

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