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Ogun Mandates Malaria, COVID-19 Tests For Returning Students




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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Ogun State Government on Saturday announced the mandatory of COVID-19 and malaria tests for returning boarding students across the state.

A statement on Saturday by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Ronke Soyombo, said that the state had made provisions for the two tests.

“The ministry of health has made provision for a COVID-19 and MALARIA TEST for all SS3 BOARDING students in Ogun State as part of the conditions for the reopening of schools in the under listed Public Health Care facilities between Friday 31st July & Monday 3rd August, 2020.”

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The tests would be conducted at the Ogun State General Hospital, Ota, the 250 MTR Okemosan, Abeokuta, and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

She added that the condition of admittance to schools for boarding students is a certificate of COVID-19 test showing ‘Negative’.

“All Principals are therefore directed to immediately disseminate the above important information to all SS3 learners in the State and to ensure that the above instructions are strictly adhered to as sanctions will be meted out to any defaulting school,”

Students in exit classes will on Tuesday, August 4 resume schools in the state.

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