By Yinka Kolawole
As a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Osun State, the state government has announced the mandatory use of masks in public places effective from Friday, April 24.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who made this known in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Thursday in Osogbo, disclosed that the decision was part of the resolutions reached by the South-west governors at their virtual meeting last week.
Oyetola noted that the South-west states are the first to make wearing of masks mandatory, and that the regulation would remain in place till the states are rid of the pandemic.
The governor, who warned residents against complacency, urged them to cover their nose and mouth with the mask whenever they step out of their homes.
Oyetola reiterated that the sit-at-home order is still in place and that other precautionary measures of social distancing and regular washing of hands must be observed.
The South-west governors had, at its virtual meeting held on Thursday, April 16, 2020, resolved that every citizen in their states must wear face masks as a measure to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.