COVID-19: Maintain precautionary measures at workplaces


The Lagos State Government (LASG) has urged workers in the public and private organizations to maintain healthy and safety precautions following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.


The Director-General (DG) of Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, gave the advice in a statement he made available to newsmen in Lagos on Thursday.


Mojola said that letters had been sent to various workplaces, financial organisations and manufacturing companies across the state on the issue.


He said that such letters were to sensitise and ensure workers in various employments maintain safety precautions to combat and overcome the pandemic.


According to him, “It has become imperative to inform various organizations across the state to ensure that additional measures are put in place in line with the directives of Gov. Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to limit the transmission of the virus”.


He said that the highlight of the guidelines to keep safe include the following: Encourage non- essential employees (marketers, contract staff etc.) to work from home.


They should also enforce restriction on the gathering of not more than 25 people as the virus spreads rapidly in enclosed spaces.


“Encourage the use of alternative channels of banking to limit the number of walk-in customers across various branches, promote personal hygiene by providing water, soaps and alcohol-based sanitizers.


“Other guidelines are that staff with coughs and fever should be advised to isolate self at home, clean and disinfects objects and surfaces (counters) touched regularly.


“Vulnerable or elderly employees with underlying challenges should be advised to stay at home.


” Encourage and practice social distancing  of at least two meters from next person(s) and finally call toll free lines no(s): 0800CORONA or 0800267662 in event of suspected cases if required,’’ Mojola said.


He urged the public to report any gathering of more than 25 people  to his office adding that the public should please call the following numbers: 0802 3879771 or 0803 492 6309 to report such.