The Delta State Government has said that the use of facemasks in public places is now compulsory in the State.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State issued the order in Asaba on Tuesday at a statewide broadcast to address residents on new strategies to implement in the fight against COVID-19.
The governor said that to ease compliance, the state government would commence the distribution of one million facemasks through the 25 LGAs tomorrow.
“The state government will by tomorrow commence, in the first instance, the distribution of a million cloth facemasks to residents in the state, using the local government offices as channels. Meanwhile, those who can afford it are also advised to make their own procurements. The benefit of the cloth facemasks is that they can be washed and reused.” The Governor stated.
He also announced that workers from level 12 and above should resume work on Thursday 30th April, 20220.
“For the public service, only workers on grade level 12 and above should resume work effective Thursday 30th April, 2020. This order does not apply to junior staff on essential/emergency duties. However, workplace protocols should be in place for disease surveillance/prevention, including screening, use of facemasks and social distancing.”