COVID-19: Whoever is found without a face mask will be prosecuted - FG

COVID-19: Whoever is found without a face mask will be prosecuted - FG

- The federal government has come up with a set of guidelines for Nigerians as the country battles with coronavirus

- As one of the new rules wearing of face masks has become compulsory

- According to the government, anyone without a face mask will be prosecuted

As the federal government continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, it has put in place some very important guidelines for Nigerians to strictly follow.

The directives followed President Muhammdu Buhari's easing of the lockdown earlier imposed especially in states like Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Channels TV reports.

As part of the guidelines contained in a document signed by the secretary-general of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Nigerians have been advised to always wear face masks in public places.

The government said that henceforth anyone found without a face mask will be prosecuted and whoever violates the inter-state lock down will face the wrath of the law.

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The document partly read: “Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home and call NCDC for evaluation.

“Anyone violating the curfew in a non-emergency situation will be prosecuted. Anyone attending a gathering of more than 20 people will be prosecuted."

Meanwhile, reported that following the easing of the lockdown in Lagos by President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had spoken on the categories of civil servants to return to their offices with effect from Monday, May 4.

Governor Sanwo-Olu on Friday, May 1, directed government workers in level 14 to resume their duties fully.

The government in its directed contained in a statement released by Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the state head of service, pointed out clearly that frontline health workers and security officials at all levels were expected to be at their workplaces.

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However, Muri-Okunola stated that workers at level 12 and below are allowed to work from their homes.

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Added to this, the state's head of service said that sick government operatives are to remain at their places of residence and take care of themselves.

Muri-Okunola further said: “Officers on Grade Levels 12 and below must continue working from home, unless otherwise directed by their Accounting Officers, with the exception of Frontline Responders and other essential Health Workers, irrespective of Grade, as well as Enforcement Agencies." ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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