COVID-19: Rivers Assembly criminalizes none wearing of facemasks in public


The Rivers State Home of Meeting has handed a legislation for the obligatory carrying of face masks in public locations within the state.

The decision was taken following a movement moved by the member representing Emohua State Constituency, Samuel Ogeh.

Ogeh mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic as lethal as it’s, is being undermined in Rivers State, which motivated the necessity for the movement to criminalize the refusal of residents to put on face masks in public locations.

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He counseled the state and all of the well being frontline employees for his or her efforts to curb the unfold however condemned the angle of residents for not obeying the preventive measures within the state.

Speaker of the Home, Ikuinyi Owaji Igbani in his submission known as for the enforcement of all COVID-19 protocols, including that not carrying a facemask in a public place is now a criminal offense in Rivers State.

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“The enforcement of the carrying of face masks in public locations within the state should be sustained and carried out as handed by the Home. The safety companies ought to collaborate with the ministry of well being to implement this within the state,” he mentioned.

The Home resolved to speak its decision to the Governor, Nyesom Wike.

COVID-19: Rivers Meeting criminalizes none carrying of facemasks in public

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