The Management of the University of Benin, Edo State has directed the compulsory use of face masks on its campus to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The varsity’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, announced the directive in a statement issued on Friday in Benin.
Ehanire said, “This is in line with the Edo State Government’s policy, in the efforts to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“Staff, residents, and visitors to UNIBEN campuses are hereby advised to comply with this directive.
“No one should transact any business or engage in any form of interaction with others in the offices and within the public spaces without a face mask.
“Everyone is enjoined to cooperate with security personnel, charged with carrying out infrared thermometer testing at the gates.”
Ehanire advised the general public to obey the directives of the Federal Government by practising social distancing, washing of hands frequently and staying at home.