As schools across Nigeria remain under lock and key as part of the nation’s effort to fight against the spread of Covid-19 across the country, the federal government has announced that it will embark on a school decontamination programme.

The Minister of Environment, Mahummad Mahmood, disclosed this during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19. He said, ‘We are initiating a programme of decontaminating and disinfecting our schools before they open. Because subsequently, in the phases of easing the lockdown, I believe we will get to that point when we start opening the schools. So, we will be liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education to make sure we have the needed data to carry out the exercise’.

He also mentioned the first video conference with Environmental Health Sanitation desks across the country, ‘the purpose of which is to build additional capacity and to reiterate adherence to the guidelines in this response to [Covid-19]’.

Source: Premium Times

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