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Katsina civil servants directed to resume work next week Monday

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Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has directed workers in the state’s civil service to resume work next week Monday, July 8.

The directive is contained in a statement signed by permanent secretary, administration, Lawal Ado, on behalf of the Head of Service of the state, Idris Tune.

According to the statement, workers at both state and 34 Local Government Areas are to resume for normal working hours on said date.

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Masari had earlier directed workers to stay at home as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, the state has 371 laboratory-confirmed cases, with 244 patients on admission, while 108 cases have so far been discharged while 18 victims have lost their lives to the virus.

In April, the state government had ordered workers to resume work but had to reverse the instruction due to reported cases of the virus in some council areas of the state.

The statement, however, said heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) should enforce guidelines and or protocols that would check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) among workers.

The guidelines, according to the statement include the provision of handwashing facilities and sanitisers, enforcing the mandatory wearing of facemasks by workers, as well as compliance with physical and social distancing practice.

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