The Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-olu has instructed civil servants in the state to suspend work for the next two weeks.
The governor issued this directive in a press briefing to update the state on the COVID- 19 situation in the state.
“I’m now hereby directing that all public officers in the entire unified public service from grade level 1 to 12 which constitutes about 70% of our entire public workforce should stay at home from Monday 23rd March 2020 for 14 days at the first instance. We will review this as time goes on.”
Sanwo-olu, however noted that this stay-at-home does not affect any of the first responders, meaning the medical personal, the fire service, members of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LAWMA and other essential services are not affected by this directive.
Lagos has in the past 48hours more than double its confirmed cases of coronavirus and it is left to be seen how the state will quell the rising spread of the dreaded virus