The Federal Government has directed all civil servants to resume. They are to start work on Monday October 19, 2020. The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement on Thursday. Some have been at home since March due to the lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers on Salary Grade Level 12 upward and those on essential duties have been on duty.
PTF Coordinator, Sanni Aliyu, announced that Nigeria will maintain Phase 3 of the response with further changes to address economic, socio-political and healthcare.
Mustapha confirmed that the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos State have achieved the target of testing one percent of its population.
Plateau, Gombe and Rivers States have done more than 50 percent test rate. However, 26 states are yet to test up to 25 percent rate.