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Photos: Like Buhari, Senate President Disobeys Executive Order On COVID-19



President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday, failed to observe the physical distance rule while revalidating his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Naija News reports that Lawan revalidated his APC membership at Katuzu ward in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe North Senatorial District.

The Senate President had his mask on but was closely surrounded by at least 20 people, some of whom were not wearing their masks properly.

Under the COVID-19 regulation for gatherings, “a physical distance of at least two metres must be maintained at all times between persons”.

Recall that Buhari was caught violating the provisions while revalidating his membership od the APC in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

Photos of the President sparked outrage. Nigerians accused him and other highly placed persons of acting above the law.

This online newspaper reports that the COVID-19 regulation signed by President Muhammadu Buhari makes the use of face masks in public places compulsory.

The President signed the document in the exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2010.

Part 2 of the regulation stipulates that no one will be allowed within the premises of a market, mall, supermarket, shop, gardens, leisure parks, recreation centres, restaurants, hotels, event centres, motor parks, fitness centre, etc “except he is wearing a face mask that covers the nose and mouth, he washes his hands or cleaned the hands using hand sanitiser approved by NAFDAC and his body temperature has been checked.

Anyone whose body temperature is above 38 degrees Celsius will be denied entry and advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Part 1 deals with restrictions on gatherings. It stipulates that at all gatherings, a two-metre physical distance shall be maintained at all times between persons.

Source: Naija News

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