Nigeria has now recorded over 21,000 cases of COVID-19 after recording an additional 452 cases in the last 24 hours.
From the new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos state, the epicenter has 209 new cases, followed by Oyo with 67, Delta-37, Ogun-36, FCT-22, Abia-20, Enugu-16, Bauchi-15, Kaduna-8, Ondo-8, Osun-7, Imo-3, Benue-3, and Borno with one case.
From a total of 21,371 confirmed cases, 7,338 patients have been discharged while 533 deaths were also recorded so far.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
FG submits school reopening proposal to National Assembly
The Federal Ministry of Education has submitted a detailed proposal on its plan to reopen schools across the country to the National Assembly.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, while briefing the federal lawmakers about his ministry’s plans for pupils who had been forced to stay at home following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nwajiuba, who refused to give details of the proposal said some people would misconstrue it as the ministry’s guidelines for schools reopening.
“Children are asymptomatic carriers. Nobody can prove whether they can infect each other. Not even health experts. Everything we know about it is what we read. There is nothing we discovered on our own.
“In the document, we have provided, we have suggested how we can move our education sector forward in this pandemic period.
“We don’t want to make it (proposal) known at this period so that some people will not take our proposal for the guidelines for schools reopening. The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders”
Oyo postpones schools reopening to July 6
The Oyo State Government has postponed the reopening date for Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3, and Senior Secondary School 3 pupils in the state.
The clarification was given by the COVID-19 Task Force in the state following a meeting held on Monday ahead of the planned resumption of schools in the state.
It was earlier announced that academic activities would commence in the terminal classes in the state on Monday, June 29.
However, the task force reviewed the directive in view of the current realities in the state.