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CORONAVIRUS: UCH Shuts Down Banks, Business Centres, Orders ‘Non-essential’ Staff To Stay Home


The management of the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan, has in a series of memo announced changes to activities in the hospital community to curtail the spread of Coronavirus pandemicamong members of staff.

In a circular with Ref. No. HG/CON.156 dated 23rd of March, 2020signed by the Director of Administration, S.O. Oladejo for the Chief Medical Director, the hospital directed that all business centers and banks within the hospital premises be shut down with immediate effect until further notice”.

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The management stated that this step was in a bid to reduce the flow of people in and out of the hospital environment.

In another circular dated 24th of March, 2020, the management announced a compulsory stay at home for non-essential public servants on GL Grade 12 and below to curtail the spread of a virus that has killed thousands globally.

According to the memo, the decision of the management is based on a circular with Ref. No. HCSR/109/S.I/1/100 dated 22nd of March, 2020, from the office of the Head of Service of the federation on the need to scale down the number of personal at work.

The Federal Government as a matter of concern about the safety and welfare of all public servants and other Nigerians has directed that all non-essential public servants on Grade 12 and below (i.e CONHESS 11 and below) are to stay and work from home with effect from Tuesday, 24th March 2020 until further notice. In addition, all categories of officers who will be at work are strongly advised to reduce the number of visitors they receive to the barest minimum so as to reduce physical contact as much as possible and take all precautionary measures in this regard.

The decision to reduce the number of at work is part of various measures of governments and authorities at various levels are putting in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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