Lagos compulses mask usage in public over COVID-19 spread


The Lagos state government has obligated every citizen to make use of masks in public as an essential measure to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Lagos, with a population of over 20 million people has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic since its breakout in Nigeria , recording 689 infection cases and 19 fatalities out of Nigeria’s total cases of about 1,182 and 35 fatalities.

The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this measure to hinder the continuous spread of the COVID-19 as community transmission phase is on the increase, hence the need to be more cautious. He further stated that defaulters are liable to sanctions and penalties .

He added that, in a bid to effectively enforce the measure, mass production of face masks for citizens’ usage has commenced , highlighting business opportunities for both small and large scale businesses besides contributing to the COVID-19 ,can also make profits.

However, the state is still on Lockdown expected to elapse on Monday, following President Buhari’s directives , since late March.

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