Finally, Lagos Government has reacted to the outbreak of Corona virus in Lagos, with this notice all private and Governments Schools are expected to close from Monday, 23rd March 2020 till further notice. This post contains how to avoid being infected with Corona virus in Lagos.
As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Corona virus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is closing down all public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020.
The move becomes necessary to prevent our children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
With this notice, it is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers and observe high standards of personal hygiene.
Children should be encouraged to remain at home.
The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.
The Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases and encourage anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.
Top 4 steps on how to avoid getting infected by Coronavirus in Lagos Nigeria
- Wash your hands properly
At this stage, it is very important that you wash your hands properly and regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Some experts would advice that while you are washing your hands, you should sing the popular ‘happy birthday’ song, the duration of the song will allow you to reach all the parts of your fingers. Wash your hands after touching door knobs, wash your hands after touching things especially in public places.
- Have hand sanitizer in your bag
In cases where you don’t have access to water and soap, you can always use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers are liquids that help kill germs and are very portable. Use the alcohol based hand sanitizer as often as you can.
- Avoid raw meats and animal products
If you can, try to avoid any physical contact with animals, animal products and raw meats because they might be contaminated.
- Always cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
When you sneeze or cough, endeavor to use a tissue to cover your mouth and dispose the tissue properly. If you use your hands to cover your mouth, wash immediately with soap and water. By doing this, you are preventing the spread of germs.