Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday directed all civil servants in the state on grade levels 1-12 to stay at home for the next 14 days due to the deadly coronavirus.
Naija News reports that the governor gave the directive during a live broadcast on Sunday.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the stay at home directive was part of precautions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
He said “All public offices will go on a 14-day lockdown in Lagos State.
“We are shutting down almost 70% of our workforce from Monday, 23rd March 2020
“We have set-up another isolation centre in Gbagada. The elderly must avoid things that expose them unnecessarily”
Governor Sanwo-Olu also urged Nigerians who returned from trips abroad to self-isolate themselves.
Naija News recalls that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Sunday announced that three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Lagos State.
The NCDC confirmed the fresh cases in a post on its website on Sunday morning.
“On the 22nd of March 2020, three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 25 cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID-19 in Nigeria
“All three new cases are in Lagos State. They are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba,” the NCDC said.
Fresh cases of coronavirus were also confirmed in Oyo State and Abuja, bringing it to a total of 27 recorded cases in Nigeria.