The Governor also stated that the use of face masks has become compulsory in the state.
He made this known his official twitter handle on Sunday.
Announcing the compulsory use of face masks, Sanwo-Olu said:
“Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos
“Face masks help to protect us from droplets and secretions from coughing, sneezing etc as not everyone that is infected will show symptoms.
Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) April 26, 2020
“Face masks, combined with frequent hand washing, being conscious about NOT touching our face as well as #SocialDistancing are effective in slowing the spread.
“The state government is currently producing about 3 million facemasks for distribution to the vulnerable.
“N95 & surgical masks help our medical workers stay safe while cloth masks made to specifications that will be released by @LSMOH combined with other guidelines will help protect our residents from #COVID19
“The virus is in our communities, let’s take this seriously. #MaskUpLagos.
Lagos State currently has 689 confirmed cases of the virus with 122 recovered patients and 19 deaths recorded.