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COVID-19 Post Lockdown Safety

Recently, the Federal Government announced that the lockdown will be eased in some Nigerian states with effect from Monday, the 4th of May. If it is necessary for you to go out, ensure that you adhere to the instruction from health authorities on wearing a face mask in addition to other existing precautions.

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 to prevent the spread of the virus by an infected person who may or may not be showing symptoms yet.

What Kind of Mask Should You Wear?

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

How Should You Handle Your Mask?

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

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 as well as social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more tips and information on staying safe in the midst of the pandemic.

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