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COVID-19: After initial 2 weeks, Cross River extends stay-at-home order

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The governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade has extended the stay-at-home order in the state by one week.

The governor had earlier ordered for a two-week stay-at-home in the state over the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging some states in Nigeria.

However, in a release by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, the governor announced an extension of the order by one more week.

He said the extension was to make sure the virus is prevented from spreading into the state.

According to the statement, all civil servants in the state, except for those on essential services, should stay away from work for another one week.

“As the initial two weeks stay at home order issued to civil servants in the state expires tomorrow, the state Governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has extended it by one week.

“The extension is in furtherance of His Excellency’s determination to ensure that Cross Riverians stay safe from the global pandemic. Government’s concerted effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to Cross River is also fully on course.

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“Governor Ayade, therefore, appeals to all Cross Riverians to continue to adopt and adhere to all the preventive measures already put in place in the state,” the statement said added,” the state read.

Exempted from the order included medical personnel, paramilitary officers and revenue officers.

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