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Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by Racoon(m): 9:55pm On Apr 28, 2020
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has made clarifications on the use of non-medical face masks to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

The agency in a statement made available on its official Twitter page, said face masks which include self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of clothes does not prevent spread of diseases but reduces chances.

It advised Nigerians to perform a simple test to know if the mask is protective.

The statement in part reads: “Simple test: If wearer can put off a flame from a cigarette lighter that is placed in front of the wearer, the mask is protective enough.”

According to NAFDAC, “Barrier face masks do not prevent you from contracting disease but, they have been found to contribute to reduce spread of infections when used widely in conjunction with other measures. Such measures include social distancing, not touching the face, eyes or mouth, washing of hands with soap for 20 secs or use of alcohol based hand sanitizers.”

The agency warned that non-medical face masks made of cloth are not standardized for use in healthcare settings or by healthcare professionals.“They serve to limit spread of droplets and offer some measure of protection to those around you.

“The material of construction is usually cloth(textile fabric), non-woven wadding, or paper-like materials. For these Barrier Masks, 100% cotton is preferred though, polyester, linen or knit fabric can be used.

“These face masks are recommended to be washed daily and preferably should be a double layer of fabric to increase the absorbency and effectiveness.


“It must be noted that several washes, drying and stretching of the mask over time reduce the effectiveness of the mask,” the statement read in part.

The agency made the statement following compulsory use of face masks by state governments as Nigeria continues to battle the spread of COVID-19.

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Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:57pm On Apr 28, 2020
shocked



Where eye yam now to be frank with you, eye yam totally confused on what to do again.




They don't want to be here nor there. Nawa oh
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by GodPunishCorona: 10:00pm On Apr 28, 2020
This is contradictory to what Prof. Ben said
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by Namdeenero(m): 10:03pm On Apr 28, 2020
Nawa... Confusion everywhere
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by Racoon(m): 10:04pm On Apr 28, 2020
Abeg who do we believe in under this rudderless govt? angry They say one thing this minute & change it in the next.
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by ojun50(m): 10:11pm On Apr 28, 2020
Those of una wey day wear Ankara say na mask, una go better sew lace
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by Nbote(m): 10:21pm On Apr 28, 2020
Dey are mad... Let dem distribute d ones dey know prevents it or allow Nigerians to tie Ankara on their faces

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Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by yomi007k(m): 10:27pm On Apr 28, 2020
Nbote:
Dey are mad... Let dem distribute d ones dey know prevents it or allow Nigerians to tie Ankara on their faces

No mind the useless people.
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by internationalman(m): 10:33pm On Apr 28, 2020
If face mask works, why don't we all wear it and go about our daily activities...


Rubbish.
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by Amhappy(f): 10:49pm On Apr 28, 2020
N95 mask gives 95% protection. Surgical mask should be like 60%, Cloth mask like 30-40%. That's why social distancing have to be maintained. However the good news is that once you are not in contact with high viral droplets like in a hospital environment exposure to the virus will be minimal but it's not completely eliminated.
So only go out when necessary. Facemask is PPE and doesn't offer 100% protection. Wearing facemask does not mean you should start waka waka.
Re: Non-Medical Face Mask( Cloth) Does Not Prevent COVID-19 – NAFDAC Earns by Racoon(m): 8:25am On Apr 29, 2020
internationalman:
If face mask works, why don't we all wear it and go about our daily activities..Rubbish.
My dear, these people are just confused.

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