The Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit in a Facebook post told public servants with underlying health conditions to stay at home.
The post said that this is a preventative measure to limit the spread of COVID19.
Underlying health conditions heighten the risk of contracting the new coronavirus.
The statement listed: Asthma, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema or Bronchitis, Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) Chronic Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease or neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease.
Other people at risk are those with Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, a Learning Disability or Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease, HIV, AIDS and those who have had their spleens removed.
The Prime Minister’s office asks those public officers to stay at home for 14 days in the first instance.