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FG to begin schools disinfection on Tuesday



The Federal Government has shown readiness in reopening schools as it announces the disinfection of schools against the spread of Covid-19  nation wide.

The announcement was made on Monday, which says that the Federal government will begin the disinfection on Tuesday.

The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, said this at the 49th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

Mahmood who said government has for long made preparation for the disinfection of schools, but delayed the decontamination process to ensure the effectiveness of the chemicals that would be used as they have shorter lifespans.

 He however assured that it had enough teams on the ground to carry out the disinfection exercise and also assured parents that students will be resuming to a safe environment.

 “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 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 (students) will be back to use these classes,” the minister said.

 “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.