Medical experts advise that a cloth face mask must be discarded after 30 days of use and 30 washes. While the disposable one is disposed of after a single-use. However, several people are rewashing disposable masks and using them multiple times. Others have damaged or unfitting pieces of cloth masks whose elastic bands have become loose and threadbare, but tie them behind the ear to give it a snug fit.
Salume Akwango, a resident of Katine Sub County, says they are currently depending on fishing and vegetables because getting food is a nightmare. Robert Ewaku, another resident says that some of them have ended up chasing their wives due to the economic hardships.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman told URN in an interview that upon signing the MOU with the Ministry of Trade, a team of Engineers was dispatched to Elegu to carry out a feasibility study to pave way for the constructions but to date, nothing has been done.