Delta State Government has come out to say that anyone who does not wear a facemask in any of the isolation centres in the state would be quarantined.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu revealed this as he briefed newsmen after a meeting of the Technical Committee for the Prevention of Covid-19 in Delta.
According to him, adhering to government instructions will help to curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in the state and Nigeria so citizens should take it seriously.
He added that even if the lockdown was relaxed for security reasons, we can only hope that it will not jeopardize the safety of the people.
His words, “Anybody saw in a tricycle, `Okada’ or taxi without face mask will lead to the impounding of the tricycle, okada or taxi, and any business centre that attends to a customer who is not putting on face mask risks being closed permanently.
“The Technical Committee for the Prevention of Covid-19 in Delta met this afternoon and the meeting was presided by our Governor, and at the meeting, it was resolved that all health workers involved in the management of Covid-19 will receive their allowances before the end of the week.
“Also, other support staff involved in the management of Covid-19 in the health sector will also be insured”.
“We have created more mobile courts for the issue of adjudication for those persons who will not obey the law because as a government, we are committed to applying the preventive approach in tackling Covid-19.
“As a government, we have the responsibility to protect our people and the use of face mask which must be worn properly to cover the mouth and nose must be implemented, and we must also know that there is no alternative to social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap and avoid touching of eyes, mouth, and ears.
“We should adopt the mentality that every other person is a potential risk; assume that the other person is a carrier for you not to get close.”