Posted on Mon 11 Jan 2021, 08:48 PM

The Federal Government says the 18th of January date for schools to resume, would be subjected to another review considering an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus positive cases recorded recently in the country.

This turn around is coming barely one week to the date schools were made to resume across the country, after the end of year break which was extended due to surge in the number of covid-19 infections.

Announcing the new development on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said that the rising cases have become a source of worries to the government.

“You will all agree with me that what is happening presently is not friendly. And earlier before we made the announcement on resumption, it was agreed that it was not sacrosanct.

“And today at the PTF meeting, we took another look at the number of cases recorded across the country and we decided that there was a need to review the date”, he added.

Earlier, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who also doubles as Chairman of PTF on COVID-19, raised concerns over the increase in cases and attributed the spike currently experienced across the country to the reopening of schools, and other sectors of the economy.

The PTF is yet to announce a new date for schools to resume

 

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