COVID-19 : Hotels, airlines in Nigeria receive green light, schools remain closed.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID–19 in Nigeria has given the green light to hotels to reopen, but their line of action must be based on NCDC guidelines . However bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks are to remain closed until further evaluation.
These decisions were announced by The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, this Monday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Nigeria also announced plans to resume domestic commercial flight operations on June 21. Flight resumption is part of measures to ease the lockdown put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
On resumption of schools , the government has maintained that schools would remain closed, until there are safe indicators for schools to re-open across the country. Boss Mustapha who is also the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, disclosed on Monday in Abuja at the 38th joint national briefing of the task force that the PTF had advised President Buhari against reopening of schools.
He said the PTF was working to ensure that the Federal Ministry of Education develop guidelines and protocols for eventual safe reopening of schools. He hinted that those taking external examinations and final year students could be the first group to resume so that they can conclude all examinations to create spaces for schools to effectively achieve social distancing within the school environment.
Mr Mustapha also warned that the nation is yet to reach the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic infection thus the citizens should brace up for more cases.