The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu has kicked off the #MaskUpLagos project, which is a campaign to drive the compulsory wearing of face masks in Lagos to curtail the spread of the COVID19 coronavirus.
In a message he tweeted on Sunday, the governor said:
“Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos. Face masks help to protect us from droplets and secretions from coughing, sneezing etc as not everyone that is infected will show symptoms.”
Sanwoolu emphasised that “face masks, combined with frequent hand washing, being conscious about NOT touching our face as well as Social Distancing are effective in slowing the spread.”
He revealed that the state government is currently producing about 3 million face masks for distribution to the vulnerable.
He laid emphasis on the use of cloth face masks by citizens as “N95 and surgical masks help our medical workers stay safe.”
Cloth masks are to be made to specifications that will be released by the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH).
He said these specifications along with other guidelines will help protect our residents from COVID19.
“The virus is in our communities, let’s take this seriously. #MaskUpLagos.” he concluded.