Kaduna State government has directed Civil servants below Grade Level 14 to work from home from Monday, 21st December 2020, subject to directives or summons by their supervisors who may require their presence in the office.
In a statement by the Special adviser to the state Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye appeals to all residents to see Covid-19 prevention as a vital personal responsibility and to act accordingly.
According to the statement, Businesses must provide thermometers for temperature checks, sanitisers or hand-washing equipments and physical distancing
measures within all facilities.
It explains that, Places of worship must also enforce facemasks, provide sanitisers and ensure physical distancing while the number of worshippers will be capped, stressing that, Congregational worship should not exceed one hour.
“It is mandatory for Organisations and individuals to enforce the no mask, no entry mandate while Large gatherings are henceforth prohibited”
The statement notes that, Transport operators must reduce capacity to not more than two passengers per row and not more than 50% of capacity.
“Supermarkets and providers of personal services such as hair dressing and barbing salons can remain open, but service providers and customers must use facemasks and limit the number of persons they admit and serve at any time”
The statement further maintains that, Hotels can remain open, but their restaurants and bars can offer only room service while Event centres, Night clubs, Gyms and Bars and Lounges are to close until further notice.
It further states that, all schools will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.
Kaduna State Government appeals for collective compliance with these measures to enable the state to tackle the new wave of Covid-19 infections while allowing citizens to safely continue the pursuit of livelihoods.
The statement emphasizes that,the state government taskforce and other agencies will help enforce these regulations, ultimately, the effectiveness of these measures depends on the exercise of personal responsibility and voluntary compliance with the protocols.
The state government calls for collective action with citizens to curb the infections without having to resort to extraordinary measures like a lockdown.
The government believes that mass compliance with Covid-19 prevention protocols should suffice to help reduce the rate of infections.