Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo had announced the closing down of all public and private schools in the state over coronavirus.
Naija News reports that the closure which was announced on Wednesday, March 18, will take effect from Monday, March 23, 2020, in order to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
A statement signed by the Commissioner said the decision to close down schools became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the virus.
“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene. Children should be encouraged to remain at home.
“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat,” the statement read
This came after the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to eight.