COVID-19 Post Lockdown Safety

Recently, the Federal Government announced that the lockdown would be eased in some Nigerian states with effect from Monday, the 4th of May. If you must go out, ensure that you adhere to the instruction from health authorities on wearing a face mask in addition to other existing precautions. In this article, we discuss some COVID-19 Post Lockdown Safety measures, and why you should wear a mask.


Why Wear a Face Mask?

A face mask protects your nose and mouth from coming in contact with droplets from an infected person. It also helps prevent the spread of the virus by an infected person who may or may not be showing symptoms yet.

COVID-19 Post Lockdown Safety

What Kind of Mask Should You Wear?

  • If you are a health professional caring for the sick, the N95 mask is recommended for use.
  • A cloth mask made with clean cotton fabric can serve if you need a mask to protect you while outside.


How Should You Handle Your Mask?

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before wearing your mask.
  • Ensure that the mask covers your mouth and nose well before wearing a mask.
  • Avoid touching the mask while in use.
  • Remove mask from behind your ears and discard immediately.
  • If it’s reusable, wash with soap and dry afterward.


Advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 as stipulated by the World Health Organisation states that the use of face masks is effective when accompanied by hygiene procedures such as regular washing of hands, disinfection of surfaces, and social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more tips and information on staying safe during the pandemic.

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