Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde says wearing face masks in public places is now compulsory in order to prevent further spread of coronavirus in the state.
Governor Makinde states this on Friday, April 17, 2020, after the total number of coronavirus cases in rose to 15 the state.
While briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State COVID-19 Taskforce meeting held at the Government House, Makinde said:
“If you must leave your house to any public place, then you must wear a face mask,” adding that the state government would produce an initial one million face masks to kick start the policy in the state.
The governor also said that 100 tailors would be inaugurated on Monday for the production of 10,000 face masks each, adding that his government was collaborating with experts who had designed the face mask model to train the tailors.
Makinde said that each of the 100 tailors would engage the services of others and each cluster would be able to produce 2,000 daily thereby hitting the target of 10,000 within the week.
The governor further said that the resumption date for workers had been tentatively shifted to April 27, adding that the new resumption date would still be subjected to further evaluation.
Makinde said his administration had taken steps to ensure food security in the state, saying that palliatives would be shared before the end of next week.