Schools in Oyo state in Nigeria open doors for learners

Schools across south western Oyo State in Nigeria have resumed starting Monday despite protests by the federal government insisting that conditions were not right for such a measure.

Local media reports suggest that strict coronavirus prevention measures were being implemented with the return to school. All students, pupils are wearing some form of mask or face shield.

Temperatures were being taken before learners are allowed into classrooms and there are handwashing points stationed at vantage points. There is also distancing between seats in the classrooms.

Others states have held off reopening of schools despite a progressive lifting of strict lockdown measures.

Over the weekend, reports emerged that Ebonyi State governor David Umahi had contracted the virus along with some of his aides.

He joins the likes of Rotimi Akerodolu of Oyo and Delta State’s Ifeanyi Okowa – who are still receiving treatment after recent infections.

As of Monday Total confirmed cases of the virus were 28,711, recoveries were 11,665
while total deaths were  645. Active cases in the country stood at 16,401.

(With input from Africa News)