Dr Sani Aliyu
The National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr Sani Aliyu earlier today at the briefing of the PTF in Abuja said the federal government has said that all day care centres and all primary schools across the nation will remain shut in spite of the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the safe re-opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations.
Dr Sani Aliyu, made this disclosure at the PTF briefing on Monday said the move was aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus, which has continued to spike in the country. As at yesterday Sunday 11:28p.m. June 28, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that Nigeria recorded 490 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 24,567 in the country.
The centre also reported that 9,007 have so far been discharged while a total of 565 deaths have been recorded. Dr. Aliyu therefore requested for full compliance from the public by avoiding playing Russian Roulette with the protocols by avoiding needless deaths.