COVID 19: CR Schools To Re-open June 16, PPE Set For Mass Distribution

Ayade inspecting the PPEs at the Garment Factory.

A trial resumption of public schools in Cross River State, forced to go on a break because of the COVID 19 pandemic, will resume on June 16, 2020, the state Education Commissioner, Godwin Amanke, has disclosed.

Amanke made this disclosure shortly after state governor, Ben Ayade, unveiled Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, made at the state owned garment factory.

Unveiling the protective gear, which include face shields and PPE overalls, the governor said the gear will be deployed to schools free of charge for the use of students as the state government commences trial resumption of public schools. Medical personnel in the state too will be given PPEs for free.

“Because we care, we want to support our public schools with free distribution of PPE. But our PPE for schools is limited only to the nose masks and face shield. But for the health workers in Cross River State, they will be provided at no cost because the government has to bear the cost”, the governor said.

Continuing, Ayade made it clear that, “I think it is wise for the kids to go back to school and I have seen this happen in China where kids are back to schools with their nose masks and shields. So you wear your nose mask and you wear your face shield when you get to school you drop the mask and wear only your shield to allow for more ventilation and more breathing.”

Since the production of the protective gear was part of his administration’s effort to fight the global pandemic, COVID-19, the governor used the occasion to appeal to the federal government for patronage.

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