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COVID-19: South West Govs Make Face Masks Compulsory

The governors after a virtual meeting that they had also resolved to enforce the closure of all entry points to their states.

In a statement issued at the end of the meeting, the governors said the compulsory wearing of the face masks would commence from Friday, April 24.

In the statement signed by the Ondo State governor and Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Mr. Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, the governors said “the entry points of our six states be closed forthwith to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“That the state governors agreed that people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items in particular traders and market men/women should endeavour to wear nose masks while outside plying their trade to minimise the spread of the deadly virus.

“The governors further agreed that wearing of nose masks will be made compulsory for everybody coming out of their homes effective from Friday 24 April, 2020 in their respective states.”

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