22 April 2020 – Compulsory use of face masks in public in Ebonyi

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: State (Ebonyi)
Lead People/Agency: Governor of Ebonyi State, directing Local Government Area (LGA) Chairmen to ensure minimum compliance.

Overview: No face mask, no movement. The governor of Ebonyi state said that any movement by people in the state without wearing of face mask will attract “caining, no matter the position of the affected individual in the society.” This policy was necessary because cases were recorded in some neigbouring states.
Full details here: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/04/covid-19-no-face-mask-no-movement-in-ebonyi-gov-umahi/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Wednesday warned that public movement would not be allowed in the state without wearing of face masks. The Ebonyi state governme came out with this measure to prevent the virus from spreading to the state.