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COVID-19: FCT Fixes Date For Schools Reopening In Abuja



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Muhammad Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has said that schools in Abuja will reopen on Sunday, October 11th, 2020.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, Bello said boarding schools are expected to open on Sunday while academic activities will commence on Monday.

He also disclosed that guidelines will soon be released and the academic calendar will cover the third term that was left due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister while expressing optimism that officials and pupils will ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols once the schools reopen, revealed that the FCT did not record any case during the reopening of schools for exit classes.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 155 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection was confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

The development brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 59,738 which includes 51,403 discharged cases and 1,113 deaths.

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