The federal government has announced that anyone found moving about without a face mask will be prosecuted.

The five-page document which was signed by the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was released by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ahead of the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown.

The statement further added that ”anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home.”

It reads;

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

“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.”