In preparation for resumption, the Federal Government has announced today 7 July to start disinfecting schools Nationwide.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday.
“Earlier I told you that we have sat with the Ministry of Education and we have the list of all the schools that need to be disinfected before resumption. Well, what we plan to do now is to do (decontaminate) the centres that will be used.”
“The delay is because it is better to disinfect and decontaminate within a short period of time so that the kids will be going back into these classes when they have been freshly decontaminated.
“This is because the chemicals we use are chemicals that are not long lasting, they have short contact time to do their job. So we will be getting this done before Monday when they (schoolchildren) will be back to use these classes.”
The minister said the decontamination would commence from Tuesday and assured parents that the schools would be safe for learning activities.
“So it is between tomorrow (Tuesday) and the rest of the week. We have enough teams and people that we will engage to get that done. So rest assured that your kids will be returning to a safe environment when they resume,” he said.
Mahmood however stated that the decontamination excercise will be done in all parts of the country.
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