Coronavirus: Cross River orders workers to resume work
Civil servants from grade level 10 in Cross River state have been ordered to resume work on Tuesday, April 14, by Governor Ben Ayade. This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday, April 11, by the Cross River governor’s spokesperson, Christian Ita.
The state government’s ‘no mask, no movement’ policy is still in force and applicable to the civil servants. The statement said: “All returning civil servants are to receive nose masks from the COVID-19 Response Task Force through their respective permanent secretaries”.
Governor Ben Ayade orders civil servants to resume work on Tuesday, April 14. “All nose masks to be used in the state must be locally made, with the place of origin clearly marked. The sale of masks made by the Cross River State Garment Factory is prohibited. Masks are to be distributed free of charge.”
It was also reported that mass gatherings of all kinds such as worships, weddings, burials remain prohibited, however, residents would have to use the appropriate mask to be allowed into public places such as markets, malls, sports, and banks.
Though Cross River state is yet to confirm any case of coronavirus, Governor Ayade has extended the ban on vehicles and flights from other states for two weeks.