As the initial two weeks stay at home order issued to Civil Servants in Cross River State expires on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has extended it by one week.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, announced the extension in a statement in Calabar on Monday, April 6, 2020.
According to NAN reports, Mr Ita directed Civil Servants in the State to stay away from work for a further week except those on essential services which include medical personnel, paramilitary and revenue officers.
He said: “The extension is in furtherance of Ayade’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.
Governor Ayade, therefore, appeals to all Cross Riverians to continue to adopt and adhere to all the preventive measures already in place in the State.