COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu instructs civil servants to “stay at home”

In efforts to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Government has declared two weeks break; for civil servants in the state.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this during a live press conference on Sunday.

According to him, civil servants from grades one to 12; are mandated to remain in their houses for the next two weeks.

He, however, exempted “those providing essential services”.

He also said more isolation centres have been created in Lagos State.

1st News reported this morning that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday morning, March 22; confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in Lagos State.

“On the 22nd of March 2020, three new confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria. To date, twenty-five (25) cases have been confirmed; two cases have been discharged as well as 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.

In the same vein, the Oyo State government on Sunday also announced that it has recorded its first case of the Coronavirus.

In totality, Nigeria now has a total of 26 coronavirus cases.

Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor, also made the announcement in a statement on Sunday morning.

The statement read, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back positive. The result was released at 17:35 pm of March 21, 2020.

“A follow-up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly; from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.”


“The health authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted; for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts. The information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false.

“Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team.”


“All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.”

Ng daily

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