Use of mask outside homes, Health Minister Advices

Speech by Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, at The ...

The minister said masks should be used for all activities outside homes.

He added, “The use of masks, be they disposable or cloth masks or other face coverings, is advised for all activities outside the home, especially in hotspot states of Lagos and Kano, and the FCT. We encourage the mass production, donation and distribution of reusable washable masks.”

While condoling with the families of health professional who lost their lives while on duty, the minister said that the Federal Government would compensate health workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight.

Ehanire noted that the challenge of testing people in the North-East and other conflict zones was enormous, stating that the exercise could only be done where security would be guaranteed.

“Testing in conflict areas is a challenge. You will remember that polio eradication initiative has lingered in the North-East until recently. That is because routine immunisation was hindered by the same conflict.

“We will do our best with the situation with testing but we can only operate within the areas that are safe.”

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