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Bauchi govt orders workers to stay at home over COVID-19

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Bauchi State government Tuesday declared an indefinite stay-at-home order for workers in the state following the growing cases of coronavirus in the country.

The state Head of Civil Service, Umar Sa’idu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the directive covered workers on levels 1 to 12.

He also urged the people of the state to observe minimal contact with others.

The state governor, Bala Mohammed, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

The statement read: “In an effort to contain the spread of the killer disease, the governor has directed that all nonessential public servants on grade level 1-12 to stay and work from home with effect from 25th March, 2020 until further notice.

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“While nonessential officers from grade level 13 and above, including all essential public servants such as health workers and security should continue with work in order to sustain the coordination of effective service delivery. Citizens should as much as possible observe minimal contact with others.”

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