Fact Check: “6 Months Jail Or N20,000 Fine Over Failure To Wear A Nose Mask

HSENations obtained a rumored report circulating the social media space stating that persons who violates the directive to wear nose masks has committed a criminal offense and liable to a jail term of not less than six months or a fine of N20,000.
The message reads thus:
“It has finally been gazetted. Failure to wear a mask while in a Public place is actually a criminal offence.
Section 6(1)(b) as read with section 11 of the Regulations. If found guilty you can be liable to a fine of 20,000/= or imprisonment for 6 months or both. Failure to wear a mask in public or private transport and public transport operators Section 5(4) must wear a mask. So don’t say you were not warned. Share widely with friends so that they should not leave the house without a mask. Public place means stepping outside your house. So, take precautions”
HSENations fact-checks with relevant bodies reveal that the authenticity of the informations can not be ascertained as no release has been made towards such.
 It was also observed from our investigation that the same news has been in circulation in Ghana according to MyNewsGh.com.

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