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COVID-19: Face Mask Violators Risk Arrest, 14-Day Isolation - Abiodun

Governor Abiodun
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has said that henceforth wearing of face mask is now compulsory for residents of the state.

The governor who addressed journalists at his Iperu Remo private residence on Friday night vowed to arrest any resident that violate the use of face mask starting from 1st of May, 2020. 

The governor explained that face mask violators will be isolated for 14 days and will engage in community service.  

He further explained that the reason for the implementation of face mask is to ensure prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

He urged every residents to ensure they wear face mask so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.  

He said, "on the issue of violation of face masks order, I think by the time we are about to implement this face mask order, then I will begin to rule out what the punishment for violators would be.  

"But,  be rest assured that we would arrest you if you don't wear a face mask.  In fact, when we arrest you, we would take you to an isolation centres because we would believe that you want to intentionally inflict or afflict someone with COVID-19 that is not why you are not wearing face mask.  

"We would isolate you for 14 days during which we would make you do community service.  So, in your best interest, please ensure that when you are going out you wear your face mask."

The governor added, "let me add that with the reality facing us, the use of face mask in public by all individuals in Ogun state is now compulsory as from Friday 1st of May, 2020. 

"From Friday, wearing of face mask will be now compulsory.  We would also begin the distribution of something we would add in addition to other materials that would be distributed across the state.  

"Why we have given this time from now and 1st of May is to allow of us to go and get our face mask.  

"We as government will provide between one to two million face mask and we would made it available to those that we believe cannot afford it, but who need to go out and carry out the essential businesses."

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