Following the resurgence of coronavirus in Jigawa state, government has directed all civil servants from GL 12 down wards to stay and work at home for the next weeks.
The state Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar announced this while briefing newsmen on the measure taken to tackle the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
He said, one death and 46 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the state in a recent weeks.
It become necessary for the state government to take such decision as the aged women who died of Covid-19 are living withing the community, he said.
“It is quit alarming of the new strain of the Coronavirus which was only discovered in the second wave”.
“We must institute measures to protect our dear state in conformity with national covid-19 control guidelines of the Federal Government.”
“Henceforth, from the 24th of December, 2020 all civil servants from grade 12 below would work from home for the next two weeks.”
“However, all public protective measures must be observed such as: personal hygiene, social distancing and wearing facemask in public places,” he declared.
The Governor however revealed that with new cases, the state had recorded a total of 386 cases and 12 death from the beginning of the pandemic to date.