Lagos begins enforcement of face masks use in public places

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday said the state would begin the enforcement of compulsory wearing of face masks in public places  from next week as coronavirus bites harder.

Just yesterday, Lagos recorded 70 new cases of Coronavirus, the biggest it has recorded in a single day.

Speaking at a news conference at the State House, Marina, the governor stated that one million of locally made face masks had been contracted to tailors and would be distributed during the week.

The he governor said ” from next week, we are going to be enforcing wearing of face mask in public places. Over a million has been commissioned to tailors and will be distributed during the week. Its important we do not panic. This pandemic will be over and sizeable number of our people will get well.”


The governor also warned against discriminating against those who had been treated and discharged, saying they were free to relate with their families and community.

He added the state has recorded 14 deaths but urged the citizens not to panic.

Sanwo-Olu appealed to people feeling the symptoms of the virus to present themselves for test, adding two more isolation centres at Landmark Centre and Gbagada, would be opened on Tuesday.



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