MTN Nigeria said on Sunday its team would start working from home as part of the precautionary measures to check the spread of COVID-19

The company’s Senior Manager, External Relations,  Funso Aina, said in a statement that from Monday workers are expected to perform their duties from home.

According to him, the telecommunication giants would continue to run at full scale with essential staff working limited hours on-site.

The statement read: “We also plan to announce the temporary closure of some of our stores. Those that remain open, will operate reduced hours and maintain strict and social distance measures.

“The situation unfolding around the world is unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes and is a reminder that we are all more connected than we ever know.

“To get through this, we need each other with patience, understanding, compassion, and to do the right thing for each other.”

Aina noted that the company had been closely monitoring the situation and “believe it is crucial that companies help to contain the escalating outbreak and safeguard operations so that economies would keep moving.

“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by COVID-19, especially those diagnosed with the virus, their family and friends, and all those whose jobs, education, and way of life have been affected.

“We have also complimented the government’s sensitization drive, introduced rigorous cleaning measures and equipped team members with additional sanitation and safety products.

“As part of our response plan, in the coming days, we will introduce our Y’ello care package, several new measures as part of a concerted effort to support our customers,” the statement added. (NAN)