Schools in Lagos re-open in September, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reveals

The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has officially announced the re-opening of schools in Lagos on September 14 and 21 respectively.

According to Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said, that the tertiary institutions will be reopened first on September 14th, while, on September 21st, the secondary and primary schools will be reopened on that since date.

Schools in Lagos re-open in September, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reveals

Primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from September 21.

“This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modeling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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The Governor explained that the decision was based on indications that the pandemic has peaked in the state, as the number of new cases continues to steadily decline.

Schools in Lagos re-open in September, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reveals

Sanwo-Olu reiterated that restaurants are now permitted to open for in-dining services in the state, although they must continue to ensure spaces are only filled up to 50 percent capacity at all times.

On the re-opening of event centers, bars, night clubs, beaches, cinemas, the Governor said a review will be done in September to decide whether to allow a re-opening of such public spaces.

Responding to a question on whether the Federal Government’s 10 pm curfew still holds in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu replied in the affirmative.

“These are challenging times for all of us,” he said.

Although, he urged all schools in the state (both public and private schools) should following the guideline over the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the students are the distance from each other as a measure to control the deadly virus spread.

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