Covid-19 Test Unnecessary For ‘Returning Students’ – PTF
6 months ago Femi Olasunkanmi 0
The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 says it is “far more important to monitor” every resuming pupil for symptoms of coronavirus than making negative Covid-19 test result a requirement for each pupil to return to the classroom.
Reacting on Monday during a briefing in Abuja, PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, informed that a negative Covid-19 test result is only valid for the moment it was conducted.
He, therefore, advised school administrators to rather watch out for symptoms of the virus among pupils and ask such pupils to seek medical attention.
Aliyu said, “Regarding the cost for students who are testing for Covid-19, our protocol is very clear when it comes to indications for testing and it is also important to realise that when you do a Covid-19 test, if you get a negative result, it is only valid for that period of time – for that point in time when you have taken it.
The next day, you could have a positive result especially if you are in an incubation period. Therefore, the validity of a negative test is quite limited.