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In Anambra, life returns to offices on Monday

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GOV. Willie Obiano has directed all civil and public servants in Anambra State, including primary and secondary school teachers, to resume work on Monday, May 4.

  Gov. Obiano handed the directive in a release signed by Secretary to State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu.

  According to the release, pupils and students should still remain at home and follow Anambra teaching-on-air through online platforms.

  Restating that residents of the state should procure protective face masks as it is now compulsory, the release said that workers and visitors will not be allowed access into the state secretariat and other government offices if they are not wearing face masks.

  Also, people were urged to continue observing strict personal hygiene protocols such as washing of hands regularly for 20 seconds each time, use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, maintenance of physical distancing guidelines of six feet between people, avoidance of hugs, kisses and handshakes as stipulated by World Health Organisations (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

  The release also holds that these protocols must be followed at public gatherings which should not exceed thirty persons, with places of worship asked to follow these strict personal hygiene protocols before and during worship, including compulsory wearing of face masks.

  Not more than two persons are allowed to sit in a pew while the pew behind should be left vacant before sitting of congregants in another pew and religious services should not last long, even as it said that vigils and other forms of religious night worship are not allowed this time.

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