Schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment FG directed

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Federal Ministry of Education have directed schools to conduct periodic (weekly) risk assessments. This is to review the gaps that may exist in reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread in schools, and tailor interventions to address these gaps.

FG directs schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment
FG directs schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment

It was gathered that this was advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,

Local governments and states were directed to conduct a monthly and quarterly COVID-19 risk assessment in schools respectively.

According to the NCDC, the assessment will determine schools’ level of compliance with safety protocols including physical distancing, hand-washing and the use of face masks, whose violation can put students at risk of COVID-19.across the country were shut in March as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.

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