As economy activities resume gradually, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has called on Nigerian business owners to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines to curb the spread of infection in the country.
Mrs Elsie Ilori, Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department of NCDC, made the call at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday in Abuja.
Ilori said the guidelines, recommendations and practices were aimed at giving workers the confidence of safety at their work places.
“Some of the guidelines include: mandatory use of face masks, use of temperature checks at entry point of business environment, availability of hand sanitisers, development of physical distancing within the business or office environment.
“To develop an infectious disease preparedness action plan to reduce the risk of exposure in the work place,” she said.
Ilori advised that staff members should be enlightened on COVID-19 symptoms and how to manage suspected cases.
She urged that businesses, associations and bodies of different sectors to join hands and help the nation’s economy to regain the lost to the pandemic.