”Anyone found without a face mask will be prosecuted” –Gov’t


The federal government has announced that anyone found moving about without a face mask will face the full wrath of the law.

The five-page document which was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was released by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ahead of the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown which commences on the 4th of May, 2020.

The statement reads in parts;

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

“Anyone without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.

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

“Any member of the public who violates the ban on Inter-State movement as outlined in this guideline will be prosecuted.”


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