Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed in a regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status on Saturday, 29 August 2020, that schools in the state are set to reopen in September.
This is coming after schools have been shut down for months due to the pandemic.
Sanwo-Olu said tertiary institutions in the state will reopen from September 14 while primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to reopen from September 21.
“This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The Governor explained that this decision came about as a result of indications that the pandemic has peaked in the state, as the number of new cases continues to steadily decline.
He also reiterated that restaurants are now permitted to open for in-dining services in the state, although they must continue to ensure spaces are only filled up to 50 percent capacity at all times.
Sanwo-Olu made it clear that a review will be done in September on the re-opening of event centres, bars, night clubs, beaches, cinemas.
He also reaffirmed that the Federal Government’s 10 pm curfew still holds in Lagos.