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COVID-19: Kaduna to make wearing of face mask compulsory, to commence free distribution to residents

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed plans to make the wearing of face masks compulsory for all residents, to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

The governor made the disclosure on Wednesday in his statement announcing his recovery from the Coronavirus disease.

According to Mr El-Rufai, machinery has been put on a motion to amend the Quarantine Regulations Act to pave way for such provision.

He said: “Let me conclude by informing the citizens of Kaduna State that I have issued another amendment to the Quarantine Regulations requiring everyone in the State to wear a face mask when going out of the home or workplace for any reason.

“The State Government is going to make these masks available free to the poor and vulnerable groups, and encourage everyone that can afford it to get their neighborhood tailor to sew cloth masks for their use.

“This will help protect them, their loved ones and everyone else from the spread of this disease.”

Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State

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