Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has ordered the compulsory use of face mask in the state as part of the efforts to checkmate the second wave of Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.
Mr Umahi gave the order on Friday in Abakaliki during a press conference against the background of reported spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
He also suspended all forms of large gatherings including Christmas parties and directed that church services in the state should not last for more than two hours.
“From today, Friday, we are going to reactivate COVID-19 protocols in all public places.
“The resurgence of the COVID-19 in the country is already disturbing. Church services should not last for more than two hours.
“There should be compulsory use of face mask among citizens of the state. Avoid any large gathering. The usual night carol and party have been suspended.
“We must always observe all the COVID-19 protocols, especially in all public places,” the governor said.