As from next week, Lagos State government will begin enforcement of wearing of face mask in public faces. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this on Monday in the 7th briefing at the State House, Marina.
The Governor said one million of locally made face mask have been contracted to tailors and will be distributed during the week.
The Governor also warned against discriminating against those who have been treated and discharged, saying they are free to relate with their families and community.
He added the state has recorded 14 deaths but urged the citizens not to panic.
He urged those feeling the symptoms of the virus to present themselves for test, adding two more isolation centres at Landmark Centre and Gbagada, will be opened tomorrow.
” We have seen increased of infected people from our neighboring countries. We have a responsibility to take care of them and they are in our isolation centre. The increased in numbers is evidence of our strategy to rip off the virus.
We have seen that people that are suspected to have the virus have declined to present themselves or going to private hospitals. The isolation centres are not death centres,” he said.
” The society should desist from stigmatisation. Once certified negative, they are free to join their families and society. We are hoping to open two isolation centres at Landmark Centre and Gbagada,” Sanwo-Olu added.
On enforcement of face mask, the 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.”
On security, the Governor said the Government will continue with “show of force day and night” adding ” our people should be able to go to bed with their two eyes closed.”
He also warned against spreading of fake news, and urged the media to verify information before they are shared.
“I want to implore the people that what is in front of us is not up to what is behind us,” he said.