By Muyiwa Adekojede
After over 5 months of shut down, In a regular briefing, on Saturday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu spoke on Lagos state’s COVID-19 status on school resumption.
He disclosed that tertiary institutions in the state will re-open from September 14. He also stated the possibility of primary and secondary schools re-opening from September 21.
According to the Governor, this long-waited announcement was due to recent low numbers of cases related to the pandemic in the state.Lagos leads a third of Nigeria’s 53,000 plus COVID-19 cases. However, there has been a high decrease in these recent cases Following recent weeks. Last Friday, 27 new cases were discovered in Lagos according to NDDC.
“This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” the governor added.
Later, Sanwo-Olu restated that restaurants are now free to open. Although, owners must ensure 50 percent space capacity at all times. Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has commended Lagos for its response to the pandemic.
However, youths have reacted negatively to this update on social media.