No More Masks at Health Facilities

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http://uncofficial.orgAS at midnight tonight (Monday, July 31, 2023), the wearing of masks at all public and private hospitals and medical clinics will no longer be mandatory.

This is the final Covid-19 measure to be dropped by government.

The Ministry of Health in a media release on Sunday, while announcing the change also reminded the public, particularly the vulnerable, to continue to maintain the principles and practice of good hygiene, such as hand washing and social distancing when ill.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the end of the global pandemic on May 5, 2023, declaring it an established and ongoing health issue, which no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the ministry stated.

The wearing of masks at all public and private hospitals and medical clinics was one of the first Covid-19 measures to be made into law in 2020.


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