OrderPaperToday– The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced restrictions in line with safety and prevention measures against the spread of Coronavirus.

With this announcement, visitors are no longer allowed within its premises, while members below director level are expected to work from home.

A memo issued by the secretary general of ECOWAS parliament, John Azumah, made available to the press read, “With effect from today (Monday), 23 March, 2020, and until further notice, all staff are STRONGLY encouraged to work from home.”

He said this was in line with the update issued by ECOWAS president on measures being taken by ECOWAS to prevent and contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

The memo also added, “Directors, heads of divisions and supervisors are to continue to assign work to staff members and all staff are expected to deliver on their assignments.”

He further directed that all staff members would be expected to make themselves available and accessible by keeping their phone lines open for communication through voice and WhatsApp and regularly check their emails.

Specifically, he said that the purpose of these measures is to ensure that staff members stay at home to limit chances of infection and distribution of coronavirus, while making it clear that staff members must stay at home and not travel out of their duty stations.

The memo also conveyed that security staff will remain at their posts to ensure that visitors are not admitted into the premises of the parliament during these temporary measures.


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