“We have to take responsibility to stay safe as schools reopen.

“It is crucial to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection across all ages. Parents should take responsibility to protect their children.

“Encourage your children to wear masks. Teach them how to wash their hands frequently, teach them how to cough and sneeze into their elbows and report when feeling sick,” he said.

The NCDC DG urged Nigerians to use their face masks properly and wash their hands before wearing their face masks.

“Ensure it covers your nose and mouth, do not wear it under your nose or chin, do not share your face mask, wash your cloth face mask and dispose medical mask properly after use, he advised”.