Connect with us


NCDC issues advice on face masks, other COVID-19 containment measures



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday advised Nigerians to adopt all the COVID-19 containment measures including the use of face masks.

These measures, the centre said on its Twitter handle, included avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing by maintaining a distance of 2 metres between yourself and others, regular hand washing with soap under running water, and frequent cleaning of surfaces with soap and water or disinfectants.

The NCDC noted that COVID-19 was primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Also in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, it advises the use of face masks as an additional layer of physical distancing to help block the spread of respiratory droplets from person to person.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Nigeria govt begs Nigerians to donate buildings as isolation centers

Noting that the Federal Government has mandated the use of face masks in public, NCDC said due to the global shortage of medical face masks several countries are turning to alternatives forms for use by the general public.

According to the centre, a cloth face mask, made out of everyday fabric can act as a barrier to respiratory droplets but cannot completely protect people from COVID-19.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now