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Tertiary institutions in Lagos to reopen Sept 14 – Sanwo-Olu LASU to reopen in phases



LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, announced that tertiary institutions would reopen for academic activities in Lagos from September 14, 2020.

  According to Sanwo-Olu, primary and secondary schools are to begin the process of reopening on September 21 but noted that the decision was not cast in stone yet as it could still be subjected to a review, based on advisory from the state Ministry of Health.

  The governor said that cases of coronavirus positivity would peak in August, predictably, as the state has continued witnessing a drop in the number of positive cases over the last two weeks.

  He further stated that restaurants would continue to open to in-door dinning services, but at a maximum of 50 occupants, while bars, lounge, and cinemas would still not open for business.

  The Lagos governor said the state government was sympathetic to business owners, especially those in the hospitality and entertainment industry, adding that government was reviewing the likely reopening of businesses in that sector and that a decision on their reopening would be taken in September.

  On the return of international flights, Sanwo-Olu said the state government would be working with the aviation industry and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the reopening of airports for international flights.

  He added that he would hold meetings with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) management as well as personally visit the Murtala Muhammed International Airport to ensure that adequate measures were put in place before international flights fully take off.

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