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Lagos Govt Sensitize Residents On Facemask Usage

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The Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy has embarked on a campaign to sensitise residents on the importance of facemask usage.

The campaign tagged #MaskUpLagos covered locations like Maryland, Palmgrove, Onipanu. Ojuelegba, Funsho Williams Avenue, Stadium, Bode Thomas, Iponri, Constain, Orile and Apapa among others.

Leader of the team, Mr. Bode Lawal said the advocacy was organized to encourage all residents of the State on the need to support the efforts of the State Government to curb the spread of the pandemic by using face masks.

He stated that most Lagosians are disobeying the directive of the government on the use of face mask, especially in public.

He insisted that there is a need for all citizens to abide by the safety regulations issued by the State Government and the NCDC.

“The Governor Sanwo-Olu, introduced the compulsory wearing of face masks in the State in order to protect all residents from droplets from coughing and sneezing, due to the fact that not everyone that is infected will show symptoms of the disease”.

“The regular use of face masks, especially in public, combined with frequent hand washing, Social/physical distancing as well as embracing other personal hygiene safety tips are the most effective ways of containing the community spread of this ravaging pandemic”, he added.

Lawal noted that the enlightenment campaign, which was carried out with the use of handbills, flyers and digital van display, focused on ensuring that the general public was adequately sensitised on the importance of face mask and how it can prevent the spread of the dangerous disease within the state.

As part of the commitment to the #MaskupLagos initiative by the present administration, the state government commissioned the production of face masks made to specifications by guidelines released by the State Ministry of Health and distributed more than a million to residents across the state free of charge.

However, the Assistant Director stated that the advocacy will be extended to every part of the state in order to achieve the desired result.

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