The Acroym NCDC is for Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. It is Nigerian National public health institute. Their work is to respond to infectious diseases outbreaks and health emergencies as regards to the public.
The first formal step to establish the NCDC took place in 2011 when some departments in the Ministry of Health, including the Epidemiology Division, the Avian Influenza Project and its laboratories; and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) were moved to form the nucleus of the agency.
President of the federal Republic of Nigeria, president Muhammadu Buhari on November 2018 signed into law the bill for ban act to establish NCDC.
The mission for the NCDC (2017-2021) is ‘To protect the health of Nigerians through evidence based prevention, integrated disease surveillance and response activities, using a one health approach, guided by research and led by a skilled workforce.
The NCDC this evening on their verified Twitter handle, shocked everyone that face shield can not protect from Covid 19.
In their words" Covid 19 is primarily spread via respiratory droplets from infected person. A face shield alone can not protect you. Remember to always wear a face mask when in public places and maintain a physical distance of 2 Meters".
This has generated alot of comments from their followers.
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