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COVID-19: FG Speaks On Reopening Of Schools

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NCDC’s Head of Risk Communication, Yahya Disu said helpless open recognition and consistence to well being convention on COVID-19 counteraction was answerable for government’s refusal to reopen schools.

Disu talked during an online course facilitated by Plan International Nigeria’s Country Director, Hussaini Abdu, with help from the European Union, UN, throughout the end of the week.

He kept up that reopening of schools will additionally spread the infection, thus they should remain closed.

Disu clarified that youngsters were in danger of getting the infection because of their inability to comply with the protocols.

“The risk perception by the public is still very low and it’s because our population structure consists mostly of youth who may have the disease and not have symptoms.

“Reopening schools will further spread the disease. If there is a good level of compliance, then we could consider school reopening.

“School children are likely not going to comply and it could spread the disease among them as majority of our pupils go to school in vehicles and the transport sector is known to have a poor record of compliance.” he said.