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Coronavirus: Benue govt orders workers to work from home

The Benue Executive Council (EXCO) has introduced that every one workers beneath grade degree 13 ought to function of their respective properties.

A communique by Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor, SAN, mentioned the announcement was made throughout a press briefing in Makurdi.

The assembly was presided over by Chairman of the Council, Governor Samuel Ortom.

He appealed to those that traveled outdoors the nation, particularly to international locations with excessive incidence fee of the viral assault, ”to self isolate and notify well being officers for quick medical analysis”.

Ijohor mentioned “all workers beneath grade degree 13 are to function of their respective properties whereas these on important companies had been excluded from the keep at home directive.

“The measure was to prevent further spread of the pandemic in the country.”

The SSG mentioned that solely workers that offered important companies could be allowed entry into the advanced throughout the interval.

He mentioned the council had additionally directed that two extra quarantine centre’s be opened within the state and accredited the sum of N50 million for the procurement of security kits on the facilities.

He mentioned the federal government suggested Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) to shift its proposed council polls slated for March 28 for 2 weeks.

The SSG additionally mentioned the state response group had been requested to intensify publicity on the preventive measures of the pandemic, whereas declaring that motor parks would even be sensitized.

“The Council additionally accredited extra N50 million naira to the state committee on Coronavirus to allow it intensify the combat in opposition to the unfold of the lethal illness within the state.

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“It additionally introduced the institution of a therapy centre every in Zones A and C components of the state, as well as to the 2 centres already arrange in Makurdi for therapy and isolation of suspected instances.

“The Council resolved that the State Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu ought to head the State Action Committee on COVID-19 as Chairman, whereas the previous Committee Chairman and Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Sunday Ongbabo must be the Secretary.

“The Committee was mandated to amongst different issues, make contact with the response group on the nationwide degree and the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, for cross fertilization of concepts and experience.

“Other measures taken by the assembly included monitoring of latest entrants into Benue State, particularly from risky areas, sensitization of the general public on security and preventive measures in addition to self-isolation by individuals suspected to have contracted the virus.

“Council additionally directed that the State Action Committee must be established on the native authorities ranges for wider protection whereas phone hot-lines must be offered by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to allow members of the general public report suspected instances or new entrants into the state.

“The Governor, therefore, gave assurance that his administration would ensure that internally displaced persons living in camps were not left out in the efforts to prevent the virus from getting to the state,” he mentioned.


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