The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered federal workers who live outside Abuja to stay where they are until their respective states of residence lift their current ban on interstate travel.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello revealed this in a recent statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, on Saturday in Abuja.
According to him, FCTA would also enforce rigorously the guidelines regulating the easing of the lockdown in the FCT as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.
He added that as from Monday, May 4, 2020, all civil servants in the FCT on Grade level 14 and above were to report for work three times in a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 8a.m. and 2p.m.
His words, ”Wearing of facemask is mandatory to gain access to markets in addition to hand washing and sanitizing protocols.
”The above hygiene-related protocols are also applicable to supermarkets and neighborhood markets.
”Banks are to open between the hours of 8a.m. and 2p.m. and are to observe temperature checks, hand sanitising protocols as well as the use of face masks for staff and customers.
”Banks are to limit access by customers to allow for safe distancing reasons and limit the number of staff working on their premises to between 30 per cent and 50 per cent.
”Residents are encouraged to patronise online banking services as much as possible.
”Extant rules regulating restaurants and eateries remain in effect. Restaurants are not open to the public and are encouraged to adopt home delivery services.
”The extant directive on places of worship still subsists and they remain closed.”
” Similarly, taxis are mandated to carry a maximum of four persons at a time (driver and three persons).”
” Residents are once more reminded that COVID-19 can be fatal and all are hereby advised to take all prescribed measures to avoid contracting it.
”Persons with underlying medical conditions especially hypertension, diabetes, asthma and low immunity are advised to remain at home.
”Equally, persons 65 years and older are also advised to remain at home.”