Civil and Public servants including primary and secondary school teachers in Anambra State, are to resume work on Monday 4th of May, 2020.
Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu disclosed on behalf of the State Government in a statement in Awka on Thursday.
The Statement is coming days after the State Governor, Willie Obiano announced the easing of the lockdown in the state with the reopening of food and drug markets, churches, bars and restaurants.
Professor Chukwulobelu said the workers which include teachers will resume on Monday but pupils and students will remain at home and follow Anambra Teaching on Air on the Radio, TV and Online platforms of the state broadcasting outfit.
“All workers in the state, and indeed all residents should procure protective face masks as this is now compulsory in Anambra State.
“Workers and visitors will not be allowed access into the state secretariat and other government offices if they are not wearing face masks.
“All should always observe strict personal hygiene protocols such as the washing of hands regularly for 20 seconds each time, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, maintenance of physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet between people, avoidance of hugs, kisses and handshakes as stipulated by the World Health Organizations (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“These protocols must be followed at public gatherings which should not exceed 30 persons,” the SSG reeled out.
He also said although worship in churches has been reopened, places of worship should follow strict personal hygiene protocols before and during worship, including the compulsory wearing of face masks.
According to him, “the places of worship should not sit more than 2 persons in a pier. The pier behind should be left vacant before sitting of congregants in another pier. Religious services should not last long. Vigils and other forms of religious night worship are not allowed this time. Congregants should disperse immediately, and not wait around after religious service.”
The government encouraged families to bury their loved ones as soon as death occurs, warning that the burial should not involve more than 30 persons during which the guidelines on social distancing and wearing of face masks must be strictly observed.
It directed traditional rulers, Presidents General of Town Unions, Community Leaders and Law Enforcement Agencies are to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly complied with and enforced.