The government of Kano state has directed that all schools, both private and public, in the state be shut down immediately.
This directive was issued in a statement released by the Kano state commissioner for health, Sanusi Kiru, on Tuesday evening.
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“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/ wards back home from tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th December 2020,” Kiru said.
“All inconveniences are regretted.”
No reason was given for the shutdown but there are speculations that it may be linked to the rising spate of insecurity, or increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
It will be recalled that last Friday, over 300 schoolboys were abducted by gunmen in Kankara, Katsina state.
In addition, since the first case of coronavirus was reported in Nigeria in February, 74,123 cases of the disease have been reported. 66,494 patients have been discharged, and 1,200 people have died.
Kano state, which has the ninth highest number of cases after Lagos, the federal capital territory (FCT), Kaduna, Plateau, Oyo, Rivers, Edo and Ogun, has recorded 1,913 cases of COVID-19.
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