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COVID-19: Face Masks Are Now Compulsory In Cross River State

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Following the confirmation of Coronavirus cases in the neighboring states of Akwa Ibom and Benue, the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has imposed new restrictions on residents of the State.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, the Governor said no citizen or resident of the State will be allowed to leave his or her home without a face mask from Friday April 3.

Ayade explained that failure to adhere to this directive will lead to the arrest and quarantine of the offenders for 14 days.

He said the Cross River State Garment Factory has been mandated to produce face masks to be distributed free to citizens and residents alike to meet with the demand.

The statement says 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.

“All public gatherings remain banned, markets should remain closed except where foodstuff is sold. All exit and entry points into the State are now completely shutdown. No human or vehicular movement will be allowed into the State under any disguise” the statement explained.

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