Lagos State civil servants on Grade Level 01 to 12 have been asked to stay at home for the next 14 days, beginning from Monday, March 23.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the directive in a live statewide broadcast in Sunday, adding that it is part of precautions to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.
Sanwo-Olu said, “All public offices will go on a 14-day lockdown in Lagos State.
“We are shutting down almost 70 per cent of our work force from Monday, 23rd March 2020
“We have set-up another isolation centre in Gbagada. The elderly must avoid things that expose them unnecessarily.”
Sanwo-Olu called for strict adherence to instructions from health professionals, even as the governor urged Nigerians who returned from trips abroad to self-isolate themselves.
He added that “all health practitioners, fire station and every other emergency sectors are not included in the directive to stay at home.”
Meanwhile, three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Lagos on Sunday morning, according to information from the World Health Organisation, WHO and National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. The three persons who tested positive are said to have had a history of travelling to high-risk countries in the last seven days.
Lagos now has 21 confirmed cases, out of the the 28 confirmed coronavirus in the country. Two persons have however been discharged, after attaining full recovery.
Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja has four cases, while Ogun and Ekiti states have two and one respectively, and Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, announcing that a case has been confirmed in the Pace Setter State.