COVID-19: Ogun Enjoins Residents To Wear Nose Mask - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Sunday, April 5, 2020

COVID-19: Ogun Enjoins Residents To Wear Nose Mask

Governor Abiodun
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has declared that the state government would begin to enforce compulsory wearing of nose mask as from Tuesday morning of 7th April till the expiration of the lockdown.

The governor disclosed this on Friday at a press conference held at his private residence at Iperu Remo in Ikenne local government area of the state.

Abiodun explained that, the nose mask has the benefits of shielding the victims of the coronavirus from infecting others and reduces the spread of the pandemic. 

He equally added that, the entire state would be fumigated, urging the people to stay indoor during the lockdown to avoid contact with the chemical during the fumigation exercise. 

"Other measures that are in place to mitigate the effects of the lockdown are: The lockdown will be total from now till 7.00am on Tuesday. The lockdown will be suspended between 7.00am and 2.00pm to allow for essential business activities. 

"This 7.00am to 2.00pm window will be observed every other day therefrom i. e Tuesday instant, Thursday, and Saturday for the coming week.

"Telemedicine to provide access to healthcare and health information during the lockdown.

"Decontamination of the State. Public spaces such as markets, parks, and others will be fumigated across the state for the next few days, while the lockdown lasts.

"Before I conclude, let me reiterate the need to wash our hands regularly with water and soap or use hand sanitizer, use face mask and maintain social distance. Face mask has the benefits of shielding the afflicted from infecting others and vice versa."

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