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Federal civil servant to work from home as Nigeria battles coronavirus

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The Nigerian Government Monday asked all its non-essential workers on Grade Level 12 and below to work from home until further notice as authorities fight to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Nigeria currently has 36 confirmed cases of the virus but two of those have recovered and have been discharged. Lagos State has 25 cases while Abuja 6.

One death has so far been recorded.

“As a further step to check the spread of COVID-19, all non-essential public servants on grade level 12 and below are to stay and work from home with effect from Tuesday, March 24 until further notice,” Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, said in a statement.

“All other categories of officers, who will be at work, are strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by the government to curtail the spread of the pandemic, “ she said.

According to her, officers who have recently visited countries with incident of COVID-19, or have had contact with persons, who recently returned from these countries, are advised to self-isolate at home for two weeks.

Yemi-Esan said that government was concern about the welfare and safety of all public servants just as it was about other Nigerians, hence the need to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures.


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