With the plan to make face masks wearing compulsory for the people of the state, the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, said government had commenced mass production of the masks.
The governor also disclosed that the military man who first contracted the disease in the state had tested negative.
Akeredolu, who addressed journalists at the Government House, Akure, reiterated that the six governors of the South-West had agreed to make face masks compulsory in their various states.
He said, “To ensure that the mandatory wearing of mask in Ondo State is achieved fully and with sizeable success, I have directed a massive production of face masks for all our citizens. I have also constituted a committee to supervise the production and distribution of same to the public throughout the state, from urban centres to our rural settlements.”
He appealed to the people of the state to take the directive very seriously to avoid the undesirable spread of the deadly disease.
On the index case, Akeredolu explained that the first case had tested negative twice, saying the person was due for discharge any moment.