Muri-Okunola stated that the directive is in line with the Presidential Order on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations, which states inter-alia that:
“A physical distance of at least two metres shall be maintained at all times between persons,” and that “no gathering of more than 50 persons shall hold in an enclosed space, except for religious purposes, in which case the gathering shall not exceed 50% capacity of the space,” he said.
He advised staff to stay safe by observing all COVID-19 protocols such as the use of face masks, physical distancing and regular washing of hands with soap and water, as well as the use of hand sanitisers.
Muri-Okunola reiterated that the directive excluded essential duty staff, first responders, as well as officers saddled with assignments in the weekly duty rosters of their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
He added that all accounting officers were to ensure strict adherence to all directives aimed at guaranteeing physical distancing in the workplace.
Two weeks ago, Nairametrics reported that the State Government had extended the work-from-home order to all state public servants on Grade Level 14 and below from Monday, January 18, 2021, to Monday, February 1, 2021.
This additional measure is to help curtail the spread of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanwo-Olu excluded staff on essential duty as well as first responders.
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