The World Health Organisation, WHO has advised employers worldwide to take preventive steps against spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, even if the virus has not been confirmed in communities where they operate.
WHO in guidance document posted on its website on Wednesday, said that all sections of the society, including businesses and employers, must play a role, if the world was to stop the spread of the disease.
It advised employers to ensure that workplaces were clean and hygienic, adding that surfaces such as desks and tables and objects including telephones and keyboards need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.
The health agency advised that display of posters promoting hand-washing should be combined with other communication measures such as offering guidance from occupational health and safety officers to promote hand-washing.
It stressed that employers should ensure that staff, contractors and customers have access to places where they can wash their hands with soap and water.