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COVID-19: Provide protective kits for returning students, Kalejaiye urges Lagos govt

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Akin Olayemi

Following the resumption of academic activities for students in transitional classes in public schools in Lagos State, head of Otumara community in the Lagos Mainland Local Government of the State, High Chief Kehinde kalejaiye has advised Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu and the State Education Board to run COVID-19 tests and make protective kits available for the returning students in order to know their virus status and also flatten the rate of infection in the State.

While commending the efforts of the Lagos State Government in curbing the community transmission of the virus, Kalejaiye in a statement on Monday applauded the steps taken by the State Ministry of Health to fumigate public schools in preparation for resumption.

He said, “It is no longer news that Lagos State is the epicentre of COVID-19 infection. It is however worthy of commendation the steps taken by the Lagos State government and the State Ministry of Health towards curbing the spread of the pandemic.

As students in transitional classes resume today (Monday), it is important for the Lagos State Government to provide protective kits such as facemasks and hand sanitizers for the use of the students throughout the period of their examinations.

Both officials of the government and the school authority must ensure strict compliance and that the protective kits are used by every student throughout the school hours.

Apart from this, it is very important to know the health status of these students as they converge to continue their learning therefore it will be beneficial to the state and also boost the Lagos State government fight against the pandemic to ensure that these returning students are subjected to COVID-19 test to ascertain their health status.”

Kalejaiye equally advocates periodic enlightenment programmes for the students to create and improve on their knowledge and prevention of the disease.

Expatiating on the need for the advocacy, he said, “Information dissemination plays a very important role in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

As we are told by the NCDC and the State’s health officers that we are in the community transmission stage of the disease therefore it is essential for the public to know what and what that could be done to prevent the spread of the dreaded virus.

Apart from this, the students are among the vulnerable group. It is therefore important to teach them various ways which the disease could be contracted and prevented. His will go a long way in checking the spread of the disease among the students.”

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