As the government of Nigeria ordered reopening of all schools, Cross River State Covid-19 Response Taskforce led by its Chairman and Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu and the Secretary, Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr, Commissioner Finance recently embarked on supervision of schools fumigated ahead of full resumption.
It would be noted that for about 3 months after the easing of lockdown, schools have not reopen to allow students write their examinations.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu said Cross River State Government is fumigating schools as a way of disinfecting the school environment and ensuring safe resumption of academic activities.
She said “We would continue to give due attention to fumigation in this instance while stressing the importance of addressing more beneficial and sustainable strategies to prevent COVID-19 in Nigerian schools.
Secretary of the Taskforce and Cross River State Finance Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr disclosed that good hygiene can help prevent contact and spread of Covid-19 in public schools and as such the state have dimmed it necessary to ensure all public schools and even most used public places are fumigated to curb the spread of COVID-19.
He advised both approved or unapproved private school owners, to study the released COVID-19 prevention guidelines and develop a template for their re-opening plans.
The Supervision which took place at College of Health Technology, Calabar is currently ongoing simultaneously across the State.