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Nigerian govt orders immediate closure of all tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools



FG confirms Nigeria has 10.1m out-of-school children

The Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Sonny Echono, who confirmed this to journalists, said the move was part of measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Nigeria on Thursday confirmed four fresh cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of people with the virus to 12.

More than 12 states including Lagos, Kano and Kaduna have ordered closure of public and private schools to check the spread of the disease.

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Many of the states had also banned religious and other high-density gatherings in a bid to halt the spread of the disease that had killed about 9, 000 people in more than 60 countries across the world.

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