The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that the
production three million face masks has begun so as to be distributed to the vulnerable in the state.
He revealed this in on Twitter on his official handle on Sunday as the state prepares for compulsory wearing of face masks.
Sanwo-Olu who talked about the importance of wearing a face mask, also urged Lagosians to always maintain social distancing so as to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
"Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos Face masks help to protect us from droplets and secretions from coughing, sneezing etc as not everyone that is infected will show symptoms," the governor tweeted.
"Face masks, combined with frequent hand washing, being conscious about NOT touching our face, as well as #SocialDistancing, are effective in slowing the spread. The state government is currently producing about 3 million facemasks for distribution to the vulnerable," he continued.
"N95 & surgical masks help our medical workers stay safe while cloth masks made to specifications that will be released by @LSMOH combined with other guidelines will help protect our residents from #COVID19 The virus is in our communities, let's take this seriously," he concluded.
Lagos State is currently the region with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country with confirmed cases standing at 732 according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).