Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered all civil servants from Grade Level 1 to 12 to all stay at home from Monday 23rd March 2023 for the next two weeks.
This is part of measures to contain the outbreak of the Covid-19 disease across the State, where 19 cases have been confirmed already.
He advised Lagosians who have issues with Ministries to take advantage of online platforms and phone calls to resolve those issues.
The governor also warned that social gatherings with more than 50 persons will be shutdown and the venue or event center sealed.
Sanwo-olu in a public address on Sunday said: “In addition to previous measures, I hereby direct that all public officers in the entire unified public service from grade level one to 12 which constitutes about 70% of our entire workforce should stay at home from Monday, March 23, 202o for fourteen days at the first instance.
“We’ll review this as time goes on. Members of the public are advised to refrain from visiting any of our physical offices and to transact such businesses as is possible on the phone or online channels.”
According to the governor, the stay-at-home order does not affect first responders whom he listed to include medical personnel, fire service officers, personnel of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and Lagos Waste Management Authority.
Sanwo-olu said other patients have been evacuated from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba.
He also said facilities are also being set up at the Gbagada General Hospital and five other locations around the state where confirmed cases can be treated.
He further appealed to retired doctors and nurses to come forward and assist health workers battling the Coronavirus outbreak.