National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu has advised the management of schools not to allow any student with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, particularly respiratory symptoms or fever to be in school to avoid the spread of the virus.
In his remark, he said to reduce the risk of transmission, any child with symptoms of respiratory disorder or fever should be sent back home.
Dr Sani stated that following outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic in some schools in Lagos state, emphasis has to be made again on the importance of adhering to non-pharmaceutical interventions by schools, particularly screening and heightening awareness with regards to COVID-19,
He maintained that just as it is important to communicate effectively with parents and staff, school health teams should create safety protocols and provide regular updates on any change to the school procedures as it relates to COVID-19.
“We encourage schools to continue to consider creative solutions to abide by our COVID guidelines including staggered learning to avoid overcrowding, platooning, daily attendance and adjusting teachings among others.”