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COVID-19: Work from home, Kwara govt orders civil servants

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The Kwara State government led by Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has ordered civil servants in the state to from today (Monday), March 23, begin to work from home in a move to curtail the possible spread of coronavirus.

Governor Abdulrazaq who gave the order in a statement issued on Sunday said that basic preventive measures by individuals and communities remain the most powerful tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

He also added that the state government was responsible for the general well-being of fellow Kwarans and should work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, by washing our hands frequently, with soap and water, avoid touching of eyes, mouths and noses among other hygienic precautions.

The governor said; “In Kwara state, we are following the lead of the Federal government by mobilising all resources available to us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.”

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“Basic preventive measures by individuals and communities remain the most powerful tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“As individuals, we are all responsible for the general well-being of fellow Kwarans and should work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, by washing our hands frequently, with soap and water, avoid touching of eyes, mouths and noses among other hygienic precautions.”

Speaking further, Governor Abdulrazak said that to protect the state, “Our administration has taken the following difficult but important decisions, “closure of all public and private, secondary and state owned tertiary institutions.

“Aside from the Ministry of Health and essential workers, all civil servants are to work from home.

“All gatherings of more than 25 people are thereby discouraged until further notice,” he added.

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