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Face Mask Policy: Ebonyi Govt Orders Officials To Cane Violators

The Ebonyi State government has announced the use of minimal force as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Although the state has yet to record any infection, the state governor, David Umahi, says the government is stepping up measures against the disease.

Addressing a meeting of stakeholders on Wednesday at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital, he disclosed that officials have been directed to beat residents coming out of their houses without wearing face masks.

He said, “Let me warn again that no face mask in Ebonyi State, no public movement.

“If you don’t have a face mask and you are out, I am directing the local government chairmen to use their men to inflict the minimum compliance which is the cane – the cane.”

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