The federal government has directed all schools to remain closed till January 18, as part of measures geared towards containing the covid-19 upsurge.

Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known on Monday.

He also urged everyone to avoid violating the public health advisory on covid-19.

“All government staff on Grade Level 12 and below are to stay at home for the next 5 weeks; Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks.

“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.

“All persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities are to be encouraged to stay at home and avoid crowds.

“All non-essential travels – both domestic and international during the holiday season are seriously discouraged,” he said.


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