By Moses Emorinken, Abuja
The Federal Government on Monday said it would strictly enforce the use of face masks in public, especially in government and commercial premises.
Anyone not wearing a facemask will be denied entry and service; state governments are to drive enforcement, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said.
Speaking during a briefing in Abuja, he said the second phase of the lockdown easing would be extended for four weeks from Wednesday.
He said: “The use of face mask remains mandatory and we will be enforcing this at all levels, including linking up with the state government.
“Access to government and commercial premises will not be allowed if you are not wearing a face mask.
“In other words, no mask, no entry and no services will be provided in government and commercial premises.
“The curfew remains from 10pm to 4am nationwide…but we strongly recommend avoiding unnecessary contact with people.”