- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has urged Nigerians not to use face shield without a face mask
- The national health agency also notes that face shield alone cannot prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease
- The NCDC issued the warning on Monday, July 13, amid the spike in the recorded cases of coronavirus
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared that the use of face shield alone cannot prevent the spread of infectious diseases like coronavirus pandemic.
The federal health agency in a tweet via its official Twitter account on Monday, July 13, said a face mask must be worn with a face shield.
Legit.ng gathered that the agency went on to emphasize that a face mask must always be worn with a face shield for better protection from COVID-19.
For adequate protection, NCDC urged Nigerians to practice frequent hand washing, respiratory hygiene & physical distancing.
"Do not use a face shield without a face mask. A face shield alone cannot prevent the spread of infectious diseases like #COVID19.
Always wear a mask & remember to practice frequent hand washing, respiratory hygiene & physical distancing for adequate protection," the tweet read.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government put in place some very important guidelines for Nigerians to strictly follow in the fight against the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The directives followed President Muhammdu Buhari's easing of the lockdown imposed especially in states like Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
As part of the guidelines contained in a document signed by the secretary-general of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Nigerians have been advised to always wear face masks in public places.
In a related development, the NCDC issued a directive to slow down the casualty figure as the Covid-19 death toll in the country increases on a daily basis.
According to the NCDC, three out of every five Nigerians who die from Covid-19 are more than 50 years old.
To reduce the death rate, the NCDC advised Nigerians to take precautions to ensure elderly people in the country are protected. These include wearing a face mask in public, practising hand/respiratory hygiene and maintaining a physical distance of two metres from others.
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