Akwa Ibom State declares ‘No Face Mask, No Trading’ in Market

Akwa Ibom State Government has declared that it would henceforth enforce a “no face mask, no trading” directive in market places in the state to check the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Chairman of COVID-19 Management Committee and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem made this known during a security council meeting on Friday in Uyo.

Ekuwem stressed that the State government would no longer tolerate citizens and residents who flout those guidelines and safety measures put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19, including the 8pm-6am curfew.

He, therefore, warned that anybody who failed to keep to those guidelines and safety measures especially the wearing of face mask in public places and inside commercial vehicles would face severe punishment.

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