Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has extended the stay-at-home order for civil servants by one week. The initial order expires on 7 April.
Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser Media and Publicity, announced the extension in a statement on Monday in Calabar.
Ita directed civil servants in the state to stay away from work for a further week.
Excluded from the order are workers on essential services.
These are medical personnel, paramilitary and revenue officers.
“The extension is in furtherance of Ayade’s determination to ensure that CrossRiverians 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 CrossRiverians to continue to adopt and adhere to all the preventive measures already in place in the state.
“The governor has promised to do everything humanly possible to ensure that Cross River remains COVID-19 free,” he said.