Ebola Update – Nigeria closes all schools until October

During these past few months, there has been an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West African nations, killing half of all infected – more than 1400 people. Nigeria joined Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in the list of countries infected when it spread there in July. Now, in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, the Ministry of Education has ordered that all schools remain shut until October 13. The schools are on lockdown to allow for the training of teachers and health practitioners on how to handle a case where a student is infected.

The Nigerian government says it hopes its efforts to contain the virus are working, as there is only one confirmed case of Ebola remaining.

Although the Nigerian education system has a problem of shutting down its schools way too often due to strike et cetera, I am glad that the government is taking measures to prevent the spread of this disease and ensure the health of its citizens.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28950347

Post submitted by Kanyin


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