Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday, ordered civil servants in the state to stay at home for a period of 30 days.
This is not unconnected to the alarming spread of the coronavirus disease which has infected 36 persons in the country, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The governor, who announced the measure via his verified Twitter handle, said, “Civil servants from Level 12 and below are to stay at home for the next 30 days, except for those on essential service; only sellers of food & medicines can open their shops in the markets from tomorrow.
“Security agencies will enforce restrictions on large gatherings, especially in churches and mosques and as well as the closure of schools, whether public or private, religious or secular, Islamiya or run by Christian missions.
“People are advised to stay at home and avoid moving around unless it becomes absolutely necessary.
“To this end, we have contacted the relevant federal authorities to stop the Abuja-Kaduna train service and thus limit the danger from contact on the train and the influx from people who might have been exposed to infected persons.