The Federal Government has ordered the closure of schools nationwide until January 18, 2021, due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known at its briefing on Monday.
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also announced the closure of bars, night clubs, pubs, event centres, and recreational venues for the next five weeks.
Mustapha said schools in the country are to remain shut till announced date in order to enable new measures to take effect.
“The PTF on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Education expects that schools would have vacated from the 18th December 2020 and remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021 to enable the measures introduced to take effect,” Mustapha added.
The government also directed that persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities to stay at home and avoid crowded areas.
“Also all non-essential travels; both domestic and international during this holiday season are seriously discouraged.”