President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Illness Well being Safety 2021.
The regulation makes the usage of face masks in public locations obligatory, as Nigeria battles with the second wave of COVID-19.
This was confirmed by Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Process Power (PTF) on COVID-19, whereas addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Mustapha, who can be the Secretary to the Federal Authorities, confirmed Buhari signed the doc on Tuesday.
Based on him, the President signed the doc within the train of the powers conferred by Part 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2 Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2010.
Half 2 of the regulation stipulates that nobody shall be allowed throughout the premises of a market, mall, grocery store, store, gardens, leisure parks, recreation centres, eating places, motels, occasion centres, motor parks, health centre, and many others “besides he’s sporting a face masks that covers the nostril and mouth, he washes his palms or cleaned the palms utilizing hand sanitiser accepted by NAFDAC and his physique temperature has been checked.
Anybody whose physique temperature is above 38 levels Celsius shall be denied entry and suggested to hunt instant medical consideration.
Half 1 offers with restrictions on gatherings. It stipulates that in any respect gatherings, a two-metre bodily distance shall be maintained always between individuals.
It added, “No gathering of greater than 50 individuals shall be held in an enclosed area, aside from spiritual functions, during which case the gathering shall not exceed 50 per cent capability of the area.”