As Nigeria gears up for the relaxation of the lockdown imposed as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has warned that anyone found in the public without wearing face mask will be prosecuted.

A doxument signed by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, which made the disclosure, also detailed the guidelines for the implementation of the gradual relaxation of the lockdown.

It reads, “Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home and call NCDC for evaluation.”

Other guidelines in the five-page document include: “Anyone without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.

“Anyone violating the curfew in a non-emergency situation will be prosecuted. Anyone attending a gathering of more than 20 people will be prosecuted.

“Any member of the public who violates the ban on inter-state movement as outlined in this guideline will be prosecuted.”


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