Sign in
Download Opera News App



Health COVID


NCDC Warns against the use of Face shield alone.

Do you think one is more protected using the face shield?

Face shield are a layer of clear of clear plastic that is fastened at the forehead in a headband style. The actual plastic covers the entire face and usually extends below the chin.

In a post made by ncdc in their official Facebook page, reminding the populace to always wear a mask and practice frequent hand washing, respiratory hygiene and physical distancing for adequate protection added that using​ a face shield without a face mask is not advisable. A face shield alone cannot prevent the spread of infectious disease like Corona-virus.

Also, a molecular biology expert, Dr. Christian Happi, a Professor of genomics and director of the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious disease at Redeemer's University explained that a face shield does not guarantee the same level of protection against Covid-19 as a face mask.

Therefore, make sure you use both your nose mask and Face mask to ensure maximum protection​.

Content created and supplied by: Lizreport (via Opera News )

African Center of Excellence for Genomics Christian Happi Corona-virus NCDC


Load app to read more comments