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Parents Oppose Plan To Reopen Schools In Lagos

Given the continued spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, some parents in Lagos State have opposed the plan by the state government to reopen schools.

Some of the parents who spoke with Journalists noted that both the Federal and state governments need to consider the safety of their children.

On Wednesday, the Federal Government had through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said it was considering adopting morning and afternoon shifts of classes for reopening of schools.

Plan To Reopen Schools In Lagos

One of the parents, Mrs Ayobami Ojo, urged the government to allow children to stay safe at home until containment of the pandemic.

She noted that children cannot be as cautious as adults adding that the move to reopen schools should be considered when confirmed cases drop to the barest minimum.

Another parent, Mrs Abiodun Aina said that children’s lives could be jeopardised when schools resume as she emphasised that the two-shift option for classes may not stop the spread of the virus.

Plan To Reopen Schools In Lagos
Number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus, persons discharged and deaths as recorded by the NCDC

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC had on Thursday announced that 182 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the country.

With the newly announced cases, the total number of confirmed cases stands at 8,915 as of Thursday, May 28.

Out of the cases, Lagos reported 111, FCT-16 Akwa Ibom-10 Oyo-8 Kaduna-6 Delta-6 Rivers-5 Ogun-4 Ebonyi-4 Kano-3 while Plateau reported 2 cases.

Others are Gombe-2 Kebbi-1 Kwara-2 Bauchi-1 and Borno-1

The number of persons that have been treated and discharged stands at 2,592 while 259 deaths have been reported so far in the country.

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