COVID - 19 : No Face Mask, No Movement in Cross River State - Ben Ayade
The Governor of Cross River State , Ben Ayade has imposed new law to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus In the state, following the cases recorded in Neighboring Akwa Ibom State.
NCDC as at yesterday, announced total of five confirmed cases in Akwa Ibom.
Residents of Cross River are hereby restricted from moving without face Mask according to a statement signed by Ayade's Media Aide, Christian Ita. This restriction takes effect starting from Friday, 3rd April.
The statement read in part, “No citizen or resident of the state will be allowed to leave home without a face mask from Friday 3rd, April 2020.
“Failure to adhere to this directive will lead to the arrest and quarantine of the offenders for 14 days.
“The Cross River State garment factory has been mandated to produce face masks to be freely distributed to citizens and residents alike to meet with the demand.
“Those who for one reason or the other are unable to get masks from government before the new restrictions kick in, are advised to purchase theirs from shops selling the item.”
The governor also stressed that all public gatherings remain banned and all markets closed except food markets.
“All exit and entry points into the state are now completely shut. No human or vehicular movement will be allowed into the state under any disguise,” the statement concluded.