Lagos State Government has announced the commencement of compulsory use of face mask in public as means to control the spread of the coronavirus disease in the state.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this via his official Twitter account on Sunday.
“Dear Lagosians, as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted.
He added that the state government was producing about 3 million face masks for distribution to the vulnerable
“The state government is currently producing about 3 million facemasks for distribution to the vulnerable.
“N95 and surgical masks help our medical workers stay safe while cloth masks made to specifications that will be released by @LSMOH combined with other guidelines will help protect our residents from #COVID19.
“The virus is in our communities, let’s take this seriously,” he added.