Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has announced that anyone found moving about without a face mask will be prosecuted.
This is contained in a five-page document signed by the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The document was released by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ahead of the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown which starts on 4th of May.
A part of the document said that;
Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home. Anyone without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.
It stated that;
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.