Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has directed workers from grade level one to 12 in the state to start working from home and that markets should be shut.
The order is said to take effect from Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
The decision was made after an emergency meeting of the state executive council as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Governor in his address said all public servants in Plateau State from Grade levels 12 and below are to work from home for the next 30 days.
He added that only workers offering essential services such as security, health, media, street cleaners, and water supply and energy are exempted from the directive.
Gov Lalong directed all markets, social joints, nightclubs, drinking parlours to close starting from March 25, 2020, emphasizing that only traders selling food items, pharmaceuticals and cooking gas are to remain open.
Motor parks are to capture and keep data including contacts of all inbound and outbound passengers as well as adhere strictly to social distancing and mass gathering prohibition order as well as hygiene regulations.
Governor Lalong added that all entry points into Plateau State by land and air would be subjected to preliminary tests.
The Governor also warned that anyone found violating these orders should be arrested as security agencies have been directed to begin enforcement of the orders.