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General News of Monday, 18 January 2021


Coronavirus: Partial compliance with protocols as Abuja schools resume

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Some public and private schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) resumed academic activities Monday amid the threat of the second wave of the novel coronavirus.

The Punch correspondents who visited some schools in the capital said that there is partial compliance with coronavirus protocols released by the Federal Government.

The schools visited include; Government Secondary School, Karu; Hayatu Islam International Academy, Karu; Shalom Children Academy; Prime Scholars’ School and Total Academy among others.

At the GSS, Karu, two spots for washing of hands were provided at the school gate, The Punch reports.

The correspondents reported that after 15 minutes of monitoring, only one female member of staff was seen washing her hands before entering the premises.

Other members of staff and students did not do so.

There was also no temperature check for those entering the premises.

A male member of staff, who arrived at about 7.30 am was seen shaking hands with all his colleagues who were at the gate to stop latecomers, The Punch reports.

Students and members of staff were, however, seen wearing their face masks before entering.

Many of the students were seen bringing the masks out from either their pockets or school bags.

More compliance was, however, noticed among private schools

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