As section of ongoing efforts to rid the State of the coronavirus pandemic, Lagos State Government has made wearing of face masks at public gatherings mandatory.
This announcement was made the previous day via the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House Marina whilst supplying journalists updates on government’s things to do in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
According the Governor “the principal purpose for wearing the facemask is to make sure that the droplets one secretes are no longer released into the environment, however as an alternative absorbed by means of the facemask. Complying with this directive will suggest that we care about the well being of others and are decided to guard them from getting contaminated via whatever may additionally be inside us”.
“It is no longer all of us who has the COVID-19 virus that suggests signs or falls sick. But secretion via them such as coughing, sneezing and others are sure approaches of passing the virus to others, if now not guarded through facemasks”, he noted.
Accordingly, if anybody in the neighborhood wears a facemask, we will be satisfying our obligation of accountability to others by way of not exposing them to secretions that can infect them, or put different residents of the State at threat by way of contaminating the environment
Face masks, mixed with different preventive measures, such as standard hand-washing, awareness about eyes, nostril and ears touching as nicely as social distancing are wonderful in mitigating respiratory infections.
The state authorities is presently producing about 3million facemasks for distribution to the citizenry. It has additionally cautioned that the use of fashionable and cutting-edge neighborhood cotton substances will preserve the use of state-of-the-art masks, such as the N95 and surgical face masks used by clinical personnel.