Schools In Nigeria Reopen After Ebola Break

Private schools in the country have stepped up their screening and introduced education efforts for parents and students alike.

Parents taking their children to the schools were also made aware of the new guidelines

Young children were also screened for symptoms of Ebola in Lagos

Some of the schools in Nigeria are however not allowing students back until October.

The Nigerian Union of Teachers said that it is a requirement for all schools to have available items such as gloves, sanitizers and infra-red scanners.

The union's Lagos chapter said checks and balances should be put in place to ensure all schools comply.

The World Health Organization said on Monday, that Nigeria was one of two countries where the Ebola outbreak was pretty much contained.

It continued to say that the virus remains a public health emergency of international concern.

The WHO's latest report said that the overall death toll has risen to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases.

By Bonareri Nyamoita

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