The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that wearing of face mask would be made necessary for residents in the state from next week.
The representative said this would assist with controlling the spread of coronavirus in the state, read more here.
Lagos State Governor said this during a broadcast media preparation on COVID-19 updates in Lagos checked by our journalist on Monday.
In a press briefing on Monday at the State House, Marina, Lagos, the governor said the state was taking new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. The governor said one million of locally made face mask have been contracted to tailors and will be distributed during the week.
He stated, “From next week , we will be making face mask necessary in Lagos state. We have dispatched more than one million face mask to be distributed in the state.”
In the interim, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Associated Abayomi, had on Sunday said the wearing of face mask secures individuals around a contaminated individual, read more news here.
” Our simple answer is that it may be compulsory to wear one in public places from next week.
”We have already commissioned local production in large quantities in a way that will suit our environment and be pocket-friendly.
”This, however, does not mean that everyone should rush out to buy the medical-grade masks as these should be reserved solely for our health workers on the frontline of the battle.
”For everyone, aside the health workers, the locally made non-medical grade masks will suffice,” the governor said.
“There is some hypothetical proof that the wearing of masks may in fact reduce the amount of droplets in the environment from the person that is infected with COVID-19 and that is the reason why we are beginning to define the strategy of face masks for the general community,” he said.