Richard Ginika Izuora
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called for vigilance and adherence to safety regulations in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19) as students return to school.
The Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the call at the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, in Abuja.
Schools resumed across Nigeria on Monday, September 13, 2021; while those in model colleges and upgraded schools will resume in batches due to the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
‘‘This brings me to a very important topic today, that I am sure affects everyone. Life during COVID-19 has been very difficult for parents across the country.
“This week, children will be going back to school because, schools are resuming; principals and others are having to deal with this situation of taking responsibility from students who might get infected and might spread the virus.
“It’s important to be aware that children are not immune to this disease. They can get it as easily as anyone else, and can also spread it as easy as anyone else; even themselves don’t get generally severely ill. But, they are very good spreaders of the virus,” Ihekweazu said.