Oyo Government Announce the Production of one million Face Masks
The Government of Oyo state says it has concluded arrangements for local production of one million face masks for the people of the state even as it confirmed another case of coronavirus in the state on Saturday.
Governor Seyi Makinde announced the developments in Ibadan, the state capital on Saturday.
The government wants to introduce compulsory use of face masks in public in a state with a population of 5,580,894, according to the 2006 population census.
Mr Makinde said the new confirmed case is a medical doctor at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.
In a related development, the UCH said the Chairman of its Board of Management, Ibrahim Shettima, has tested negative to the disease, three weeks after earlier testing positive.
Mr Makinde said the medical doctor has been taken into isolation while contact tracing has commenced in respect of the case.
Makinde said the state government would commission 100 tailors to produce the one million face masks.
As I stated in an earlier interview, one of the measures we considered to prevent, contain and control the spread of COVID-19 in Oyo State is the compulsory use of face masks in the public. We reached a decision to implement this measure. What we are saying is, if you must leave your house and come to any public place, you must wear face mask.