By prohibiting eating outdoors in the East and South West regions, the Governors are by their respective decisions encouraging families to unite.
By uniting families, the risk of contamination and spread of Covid-19 is reduced.
The Chief executive officers of the South West and East Regions, have both prohibited drinking in bars, off licenses, snacks and night clubs as well as eating in all restaurants.
This ban contained in a separate communiques addressed to proprietors of entertainment spots and restaurants and their customers, was issued simultaneously on Tuesday March 31 and is applicable in all the divisions of the regions.
The Governors however reiterated that the public must carry home to consume all items bought in the drinking spots and restaurants.
“The Governor wishes to remind the public that those who buy drinks from drinking spots and food from restaurants need to carry them home for consumption” the communique of Governor Barnard Okalia Bilai of SW stipulate.
“These measures equally apply to palmwine sellers” it added.
Both measures fall within the framework of the fight against the Corona virus.
The SW region has so far registered 2 infected cases with one death base on official statistics from the ministry of Public Health.
The East region is yet to register a case of Covid-19.
Administrative and Municipal authorities as well as the forces of law and Order in the regions have been charged with the strict implementation of the ban.
Officials in the region have in the past days and weeks intensified measures to keep the deadly virus at bay in the territory with increased sensitization campaigns in the markets, quarters and media platforms in the respective subdivisions.
In the South West region, another measure currently being championed by the Tiko Council located at the gateway into the region from Douala, is the compulsory handwashing exercise by passengers of public transport buses moving in or out of the region.
_By Macwalter Njapteh_