- Partial lockdowns are being enforced in certain states of the federation
- In Rivers, Grade levels 1 to 13 state civil service workers have been asked to stay back at home
- The south-south state has witnessed a spike in COVID-19 infections in the last few days
The Rivers government has directed civil servants on Grade Levels 1 to 13 not to come to work from Wednesday, January 20 following the spike in the second wave of COVID-19 infections in the state, except those providing essential service.
The directive was contained in a statement seen by Legit.ng issued on Tuesday, January 19 by the Head of Service in the state, Rufus Godwin.
Part of the statement read:
“This directive which takes effect from Wednesday 20th January 2021 shall remain in force until his excellency directs otherwise, please.”
Similarly, the Lagos state government has extended its work from home order for civil servants on Grade Level 14 and below.
The information was announced via Twitter on Saturday, January 16 by the spokesman to the Lagos state governor, Gboyega Akosile.
Akosile cited a circular by the Lagos state Head of Service, Muri Okunola as the source of the information.
Meanwhile, on Friday, January 15, the federal ministry of health released new protocols for religious centres to adhere to.
The protocols include 12 updated guidelines for religious gatherings to follow to minimise the spread of coronavirus.
In a related development, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a campaign to sensitise Nigerians on its plans as Nigeria prepares to receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021.
Already, NAFDAC has informed Nigerians that it has not received any application from COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, stressing that if NAFDAC does not approve, the public should not use any vaccine.
Legit.ng had earlier listed 10 important facts about the COVID-19 vaccine here.
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