Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, has said that face masks will become mandatory for residents of Lagos State starting next week.
The governor, who disclosed this during a television briefing on COVID-19 updates on Monday, stated that one million face masks have been commissioned for distribution to residents.
“From next week, we are going to be making face masks compulsory in Lagos state. We have commissioned more than one million face masks to be distributed in the state.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had on Sunday said the wearing of face masks protects people around an infected person.
“There is some theoretical evidence that the wearing of masks may indeed reduce the amount of droplets in the environment from the person that is infected with COVID19 and that is the reason why we are beginning to define the strategy of face masks for the general community.”