The Lagos State Government is closing down all public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020.
This is according to a statement signed by the state commssioner for education Folashade Adefisayo.
She said the move becomes necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
She said the closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat.
She added that the Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases.
She also encouraged anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.