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Face mask protects you from COVID-19, Ayade claims, says you don’t need social distancing (Video)

Face mask protects you from COVID-19, Ayade claims, says you don't need social distancing (Video)

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, may have stirred another controversy, as he was caught in a video making the round on social media that face masks properly protects from COVID-19 infection.

Ayade, a PhD holder in Microbiology, in the video, said with a face mask one does not need any social distancing.

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He said: “Because I’m a professor of science and I know how this virus moves; I know its etiology, I know it transmissibility, I know its antigenicity; because I do, I know that once you put on this mask, you have already been protected.

“You don’t need social distancing when you are properly protected because your mucal glands that secrets the mucus and the musins already forms a network of coats to attack the virus.”

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