The Niger state government has flagged off the commencement of the wearing of face masks in the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello who disclosed that over 300,000 face masks have been locally produced and available for free distribution, stated that anyone found outside their homes without face masks would be arrested.
“While face masks cannot fully prevent someone from becoming infected with COVID-19, it would go a long way preventing people from spreading the disease to others.
“Anyone found outside his house without a face mask will be arrested by security agents. They [security agents] have been mandated to enforce this directive.”