The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has enjoined every Lagosians to take the order of the compulsory wearing as a top priority.
According to the governor,
“… even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos. Face masks help to protect us from droplets and secretions from coughing, sneezing etc as not everyone that is infected will shows symptoms.
The governor also stressed that,
“Face masks, combined with frequent hand washing, being conscious about NOT touching our face as well as #SocialDistancing are effective in slowing the spread.
On the availability of Face Masks across the State. Mr Sanwo-Olu said;
“The state government is currently producing about 3 million facemasks for distribution to the vulnerable.
The governor concluded that the,
“…N95 & surgical masks help our medical workers stay safe while cloth masks made to specifications that will be released by Lagos State Ministry of Health combined with other guidelines will help protect our residents from #COVID19. The virus is in our communities, let’s take this seriously.