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Coronavirus: Nigerian govt orders civil servants stay home

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The Federal Government has ordered civil servants to stay at home from Tuesday, 24 March, as the battle against Coronavirus was ramped up.

Head of Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan, in a memo said all civil servants from grade level one to 12 should work from home. Lagos gave the same order on Sunday.

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For the senior civil servants coming to work, she ordered them to limit visitors

The head of service said government is concerned about the welfare and safety of all public servants just as it was about other Nigerians.

“All public servants are, therefore, strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by government to curtail the spread of the pandemic,” she said.

“As a further step to check the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all non-essential public servants on grade level 12 and below are to work from home with effect from Tuesday 24th March, 2020 until further notice.”

Earlier on Monday, the Federal Government ordered the total closure of all its land borders to halt the spread of the pandemic.

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