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FCTA directs workers to stay at home, orders closure of markets, churches and mosques in the FCT

Muhammad Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Muhammad Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday announced that workers at Grade level 1 to 12 must stay at home as part of the measures to curb the spread of CoronaVirus disease.

The FCTA also ordered the immediate closure of shops in the market, except for those selling food and other essential commodities.

The FCTA also ordered the closure of churches and mosques in the FCT.

“Shops in the markets and neighbourhood centres in the FCT are to be shut to traders except those who sell essential commodities and medicines. However, pharmacies and supermarkets selling essential products and bakeries are to remain open but abide strictly by laid down measures,” the FCT Minister said.

He also noted that an emergency response team had been raised in the FCT to tackle the spread of the virus.

There is currently 8 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the FCT.

Mohammed noted that the FCTA would work closely with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital to expand the capacity of the current isolation and treatment centre to accommodate more patients.

He also noted that the General Hospital in Zuba would be converted into an isolation and treatment centre to accommodate more patients if the need arises.

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