Thursday, 9 April 2020

Covid19: Ekpenyong applauds Sen Ayade for mass production, distribution of face/nose mask

Eneji Simon Ushie|9 April 2020 

The Director General ,Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong has applauded  the governor Senator Professor Ben Ayade for the mass production and distribution of face/nose  mask as the State's major adoptive approach towards curtailing the spread of Covid19.

The DG applauded the governor at the Cross River State garment factory,Calabar,when she moved as part of the First lady's entourage to  supervise activities and work for the mass production of face/nose mask for onward distribution to Cross Riverians and residents across  the state.

The DG who disclosed that various approaches can be employed to check the spread of disease pathogens which are either airborne or through contacts from an infested person to another,applaud the strategy adopted by the Cross River State government to provide and mandate all Cross Riverians for the use of face mask.

Dr Ekpenyong commended the governor for taking proactive steps in ensuring that the covid19 virus doesn't affect any Cross Riverians and resident urged members of the public to ensure strict adherence to the order issued by the  governor restricting inter state movement and wearing of face mask for the time being.

"I want to commend the effort of the Governor, Senator Professor Ben Ayade and his wife Dr Linda Ayade who's here supervising activities at the garment factory to ensure that all Cross Riverians get access to  face mask irrespective of where they are as declared by the declared.

"As Chairman of the Covid19 task force on prevention and control,One of our target to prevent the Covid19 virus is the use of face masks, and as you know ,the governor had earlier given an order that everyone on the streets of Calabar and other parts of the state from Thursday April 3rd must be on face mask,and that is why we are all here in the company of Her Excellency, Our Passion driven first lady, Dr Linda Ayade, to supervise the mass production and ascertain the  quality of this personal protective equipment.

"Earlier in the day,the governor himself along with his wife had distributed a tangible amount of this PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) to Cross Riverians who can came out here in their numbers  and plans have already been concluded to decentralize the distribution points so that everyone can get them without subjecting them to any form of hardship"

Senator Ben Ayade had earlier ordered that from Thursday April 6th,no Cross Riverians will be allowed in the street without wearing a face mask citing section 14 sub section 11 of the Constitution as amended as a proactive measure to curb the spread of Covid19 already recorded in neighboring states.

Among others in Her Excellency's entourage were the commissioners for health and chairman of the Cross River State Covid19 response  team,Dr Betta Edu, Commissioner for Industry, Humanitarian, International development, and other appointees of the Governor.

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