Lagos State Government says it will start charging face mask defaulters to court from next week, as the period of grace was over.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this while briefing newsmen on the update of the Covid-19 management in the state on Friday.
Sanwo-Olu said that at this phase in the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, taking personal responsibility was now more important than ever.
He said that such personal responsibility was not only for self-protection but also for protecting other people, including loved ones.
According to him, mask usage is mandatory in public places as a strategy to curb the spread of the virus.
”We are asking offices, business and commercial premises to refuse entry to any persons not wearing masks in line with the Presidential Task Force directive on ”No mask, no entry”.
”No mask, no service enforcement agencies will from this week charge defaulters to court, as the period of grace is now over.
”Dear Lagosians, please continue to wash your hands regularly. As much as possible, maintain social distancing, especially in public places.
”On our part as a government, we will continue to do everything possible to protect and uphold the health and wellbeing of the people of the state,” the governor said.