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COVID-19: Again FG Asks Civil Servants To Remain At Home

COVID-19: Again FG Asks Civil Servants To Remain At Home

In the heat of the second wave of coronavirus in Nigeria, the Federal Government has asked all civil servants from level 12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks.

Announcing the development in a statement on Monday, Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 also revealed that a 5 weeks restriction had been placed on the religious and social gatherings.

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 “Encourage virtual meetings in government offices. The leadership of such offices are to ensure that all offices are well-ventilated offices, and encourage staff to work from home where possible;

“All government staff on GL.12 and below are to stay at home for the next 5 weeks; Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks;

“The PTF on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Education expects that schools would have vacated from the 18th December 2020 and remain closed till at least the 18th of January, 2021 to enable the measures introduced to take effect;

“All persons above the age of 60yrs and/or with comorbidities are to be encouraged to stay at home and avoid crowds;

“All non-essential travels both domestic and international during the holiday season are seriously discouraged,” Mustapha said.

Recall that the government of Lagos state had earlier placed a restriction on social gathering in the heat of the second wave of COVID-19.

While Sanwo-Olu said that Lagos could not afford another lockdown, he, however, called on Lagosians to strictly adhere to laid down COVID-19 protocols.

Recall that Sanwo-Olu earlier tested postive for COVID-19 as the daily COVID-19 cases continue to increase drastically.

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