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BUHARI ORDERED COMPULSORY USE OF FACE MASKS NATIONWIDE

President Buhari Ordered compulsory use of face masks nationwide

President Buhari in the nationwide broadcast stated a compulsory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.

Furthermore, President Buhari said the restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place in addition to the compulsory use of face masks in public place.

State Governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of masks for citizens.

For the avoidance of doubt, the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States shall remain in place until these new ones come into effect on Monday, 4th May 2020.

The Presidential Task Force shall provide sector-specific details to allow for preparations by Governments, businesses and institutions.

President Buhari further said that in respect to the face masks guidelines, State Governors may choose to adapt and expand based on their unique circumstances provided they maintain alignment with the guidelines issued above.

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