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The Lagos state authorities has introduced closure of schools over the outbreak of coronavirus disease.

There are currently six tested cases of the sickness in Nigeria’s commercial capital.

In a statement on Wednesday, Folashade Adefisayo, attributed the improvement to moves to check the unfold of the virus.

“As section of the preventive measures towards the unfold of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is closing down all public and private schools from Monday, twenty third March 2020,” the statement read.

“The move becomes necessary to stop our children and their teachers from getting more inclined to the pandemic.

“It is necessary for parents to make sure that their youngsters practise ‘social distancing’ whilst at home, wash their hands generally or use hand sanitizers and observe excessive standards of personal hygiene.

Children should be encouraged to remain at home.

“The closure is not supposed to create panic however to arrest the unfold of the disease, which has turn out to be a global threat.

“The Incident Command Centre, headed via the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will proceed to trace all contacts of the identified cases and motivate every body who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.”

Sanwo-Olu’s government had beforehand banned religious gatherings with over 50 worshippers.

The federal government additionally shut orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) throughout the country to check the unfold of the virus.

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