- Kaduna state government is taking serious measures in view of the rise in coronavirus infections
- According to the government, civil servants below level 14 should stay and work from home
- This directive which seeks to contain the virus takes effect from Monday, December 21
In the wake of the second wave of the global pandemic called COVID-19, Kaduna state government on Sunday, December 20, joined its counterpart in Lagos directing civil servants to work from home.
Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser media, and communication in a statement shared on the government's Twitter page said the directive takes effect on Monday, December 21, and affects workers below level 14.
This is coming after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has ordered civil servants in the state below level 14 to start working from home as COVID-19 cases spike again.
This is revealed in a statement released by the state Lagos state governor on Friday evening, December 18.
The Lagos state governor equally banned concerts, carnivals, and street parties until further notice. He added that all nightclubs in the state must also shut down immediately.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians are faced with the prospects of entering a second lockdown if the rise in COVID-19 cases continues unchecked.
The National Economic Council (NEC) said another lockdown will be the last resort in the wake of the second wave of the disease.
NEC which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the disclosure after a virtual meeting on Thursday, December 17. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state told the press that Nigerians need to abide by the COVID-19 protocols to avoid the shutdown of the economy.
In a related development, Nigeria has recorded 806 cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 287 and 255 respectively.
The news broke on Friday, December 18, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Kaduna state recorded 36 cases while it was followed by Akwa Ibom state which has 29. Katsina state recorded 25 cases while Rivers state also recorded 25 cases.
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