COVID-19: UNIBEN announces compulsory use of face masks by staff, students

COVID-19: UNIBEN announces compulsory use of face masks by staff, students

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has directed compulsory use of face masks by staff and students seeking medical attention at the institution's health centre.

The directive was announced by Dr Benedicta Ehanire, Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN through a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday in Benin.

"The measure is to check the possible spread of the dreaded disease, Coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

"Towards this end, medical personnel will have no other alternative but turn away anyone who flouts this directive.

"Please protect yourself, others and the health workers who are in the frontline in the fight against the pandemic," he stated.

Ehanire advised the general public to obey the directive of the Federal Government, including practising social distancing

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