Chiemeka ADINDU, Calabar
Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu has said that the government is not taking it kindly with anyone who fails to wear their face mask, as offenders will always be arrested and punished.
She told TNN in an interview over the telephone that there was the need for everyone resident in the state to adhere to the mask wearing instructions of the government to avoid the wrath of the law.
“The instruction is, wear your nose mask before going out otherwise you will be arrested for further examinations. And we will use our discretion to know where to keep anyone arrested”.
Edu implored the public to complement the state’s government effort in ensuring that there was no record of the outbreak in the state by obeying all government directives on social distancing and personal hygiene.
She also expressed the optimism that Cross River would remain COVID-19 free because of the proactive measures already taken by the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade.
In a related development, Police Public Relations Officer, Cross River Command, DSP Irene Ugbo has said that policemen in the state have been properly sensitized to implement the law on mask wearing.