By Segun James
The government of the state of Lagos warned the residents that, if they do not wear a mask in public, it could bring them to prison.
The state government said that on Twitter yesterday.
According to the government, not wearing a mask in public is contrary to Lagos state regulations on infectious diseases (prevention) or Lagos state criminal laws.
The tweet read: “Did you know? If you do not wear a face mask in public or violate any COVID-19 regulation, you may be prosecuted under the state regulations on state communicable diseases (prevention) or criminal laws of the state of Lagos, and sentenced to up to one year in prison. “
The state of Lagos, which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, has witnessed a recent rise in infection rates.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also been in isolation for more than a week due to illness.
The state of Lagos, which is the commercial capital of Nigeria, recently announced the closure of recreation centers and schools, while worship centers are not expected to exceed 50 percent of their capacity at any time.
All civil servants below level 14 were also required to work from home while all schools were closed.