All is looking good and there’s finally some cheering news for all students, teachers, (especially the private school teachers), and school administrators as the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed resumption date during the regular briefing on the state’s Covid-19 status on Saturday, August 29, 2020. According to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, “This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modeling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health” as he hinted that the government is working towards the reopening of Lagos State primary and secondary schools on September 21, 2020.
It will be recalled that the education sector of the state and the entire nation had been under lockdown since March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it wasn’t long ago the senior secondary school three (SSS 3) exit classes were allowed to write their examinations. So, the Governor revealed that the decision to reopen Lagos State primary and secondary schools was based on indications that the pandemic cases in the state have been on a steady decline. Sanwo-Olu did not fail to remind Lagosians about the existing rules guiding the reopening of certain businesses. For example, he mentioned restaurants are now allowed to open for in-dining services in the state but at 50% capacity. He also revealed that there will be a review on the reopening of event centers, bars, night clubs, beaches, and the cinemas in September, to know whether to go ahead with the reopening of such public spaces or not.
During the regular briefing on the state’s Covid-19 status, he reminded the press that the Federal Government’s 10 pm curfew was still in place in Lagos state. Speaking on the resumption of international flight operations, the Governor said that he would personally inspect airport facilities to ensure that all precautions are taken to keep people in the state safe. This is because the influx of international passengers into the state will increase the pressure of possible imported cases. It will be recalled that the Federal Government had postponed the date for the resumption of international flight.