Covid19 : Return to work in the state
The Kaduna governor was also infected but later recovered.
The government of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria has announced a day off for workers across the state.
The government said in a statement on its Twitter account that government employees in the 14th grade would return to work from Monday, July 20.
The statement said all employees should abide by the rules laid down by the health authorities.
The Kaduna state government said in a statement that the 14th graders will be on duty on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
But those in grades 7 through 13 will return to work from Tuesday, and will only go to work twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kaduna is one of the worst affected states in northern Nigeria, as well as one of the most insecure states in the country.
It was only later that the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, visited the federal highway through the state to ensure that no one would enter the state during the statewide curfew.
The Nigerian government in March imposed a curfew and a state travel ban.
But later some of these rules were relaxed while others continue to apply to this day.
So far, Kaduna State has 1,099 cases of coronary heart disease, while 829 have recovered, including the state governor, and 12 others have died.