By Patrick Obia
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has charged his commissioners from border local government areas to retire home and take charge in ensuring state borders are closed.
Ayade gave the order in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, reiterated that by 12 midnight of the 2nd April, 2020 no mask, no movement in the state.
But, another statement issued by Mr. Ita said the no mask no movement directive will now commence on Monday.
The state also designated numbers for Cross Riverians to call to get masks produced at the garment factory as well as foodstuffs from the food bank commission.
For masks, residents were advised to call 08099911011 while for free food supply, 08037210284.
Also, those willing to volunteer and support enforcement can register by sending “name, address and telephone number to 08039302693,” the statement read.
In the updated release, appointees were asked to report at the U. J Esuene sports stadium on Monday, 6th of April, 2020 at 7am to “form part and sign up as volunteer in addressing several components of the pandemic especially enforcement.”
“All commissioners from border local government must retire back and take charge,” the release read.
Two neighboring states, Akwa Ibom and Benue states have recorded a combined 6 cases.
And, at the time of filling this report, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control had announced 20 new cases of the SARS – CoV-2 with a total of 210 confirmed cases of which 25 have been discharged and 4 deaths recorded.
Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 11 in Lagos, 3 in the FCT, 3 in Edo, 2 in Osun & 1 in Ondo
Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 3, 2020
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