July 25, 2021

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COVID-19: It’s Mask Era In C’River

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In furtherance of the measures taken to shut Coronavirus from attacking Cross River, State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade has limited movement in the state only to individuals on nose mask.

According to a statement signed by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Christian Ita and made available to newsmen, the restriction was given after proliferation of new cases of the virus in neighbouring states.

The statement noted that the enforcement will commence from Friday, April 3, 2020 as no citizen or resident of the state will be allowed to leave home without a face mask.

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In part, the report added: “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. 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 shut. No human or vehicular movement will be allowed into the state under any disguise.”

Recall that the governor had on March 30, 2020 recalled Cross River Garment Factory workers back to work, for mass production of face and nose masks. The workers were initially sent home in line with the partial lockdown declared by the governor last week as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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