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Benue orders workers to work from home over fears of COVID-19 spread

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The Benue State government led by Governor Samuel Ortom has ordered state workers to henceforth work from home in a bid to curtail the possible spread of coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

This was revealed in a communique by Professor Anthony Ijohor, SAN, the Secretary to the State Government, who said the announcement was made during a press briefing in Makurdi on Tuesday.

Ijohor who informed that the order applies to all workers below grade level 13 also appealed to those who traveled outside the country, especially to countries with high incidence rate of the viral attack, “to self-isolate and notify health officials for immediate medical evaluation”.

He also added; “all workers below grade level 13 are to operate in their respective homes while those on essential services were excluded from the stay at home directive.

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“The measure was to prevent further spread of the pandemic in the country.”

This comes after the Bauchi State government on 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.

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