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COVID-19: Ogun To Isolate Face mask Violators for 14 Days

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Ogun state government on Friday, declared that any resident of the state caught without wearing facemask will be arrested and isolated for 14 days beginning from 1st of May, 2020.

The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun said this at his private residence in Iperu Remo, Ikenne local government area of the state while briefing journalists over the current state of affairs with regards to efforts of his administration at curtailing further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor disclosed that arrest and compulsory isolation of facemasks violators became exigent in view of the fact that the total number of detected COVID-19 cases in Ogun has risen from the previous 12 to 29 victims as at Thursday 23rd April, 2020.

"We have all seen the astronomical rise in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our country in the last one week. 

"This therefore means that we must all continue to take cognizance of the health safety and recommendations we have issued earlier. 

"It is important that we do not allow continued surge in cases and the attendance risk of continued communitytransmission. We will once again encourage our people to adhere to all health safety measures put in place to flatten the curve in the country, in general, and in Ogun State in particular through social distancing; washing of hands with soaps and use of alcohol base sanitizer where there is no water.

"We have always encouraged the use of face mask but 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 May, 2020. 

"We will also begin to distribute face masks to those who cannot afford to buy, in addition to other materials to our vulnerable groups across the State".