Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has said that as from Friday the use of face mask will be made compulsory in public places as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Mr Oyetola, in a statement on Thursday by his chief press secretary, Ismail Omipidan, said the decision was part of the resolutions by the South-West governors at its virtual meeting on April 16.
The governor noted that the South-West states were the first to make wearing of masks mandatory, saying the regulation would remain in place till the states were rid of the pandemic.
Oyetola, who warned residents against complacency, urged them to cover their nose and mouth with the mask whenever they step out of their homes.
The governor, however, said the stay-at-home order in Osun was still in place, adding that other precautionary measures of physical distancing and regular washing of hands must be observed.