The President Task Force on COVID-19, on Monday warned state governments against the plan to reopen schools fully.

PTF noted that states should be guided by the experiences of countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

It, however, stated that it is not against the preparations by some states to fully reopen schools.

The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, while speaking daily briefing on Monday said, “The Presidential Task Force appreciates ongoing calls for the reopening of the education sector. And indeed, some sub-nationals are already making preparations for such.”

“Whilst the PTF does not discourage such preparations, we need to be guided by experiences from countries such as Germany, France, the US, and the UK where the opening of schools in some cities led to confirmed cases and fatalities.”



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